A group of students experienced being visually impaired by joining a programme organized by the Hong Kong Society for the Blind on 4 May. They first attended a briefing session in which they were introduced to different aids for the visually impaired. After that, they walked blindfolded through the streets in order to experience being without sight. One of the participants, Ho Wing Yin, found life without being able to see difficult. She realized the importance of treasuring what we owned and showing concern to people with disability. What’s more, she discovered the positive attitude of the visually impaired. “We were actually led by two people with visual impairment. They chatted freely and happily. I believe they are optimistic and brave people who have been striving hard to overcome the difficulties and inconvenience due to their blindness,” said Ho Wing Yin.
Ho Yu students know that being able-bodied is good fortune. They hope they are able to contribute to the society and help anyone in need with a view to achieving a harmonious and inclusive society.