Author Archives: anja

Running Bats

In cooperation with a sports project for people with disabilities of the University in Sobral, our students have the opportunity to participate in physical education. Once a week, teenagers and young adults practice swimming and other sports. Participants of the … Continue reading

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New Bats Flying In Ubajara

As most of construction work has been completed for the moment, we are now focusing on mobilization of old and new students. For the ones already involved in the project, we are designing a more regular curriculum which includes blindness … Continue reading

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Inauguration of the Preparatory School

Since my return to Ubajara at the beginning of March, we have been working mainly on construction. Thanks to the support by friends from Europe and the hard work of our team here in Ubajara, it was possible to finish … Continue reading

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Happy News

After months of uncertainty, my visa application has finally been approved. My old visa expires in February and I was not sure when I would be allowed to return to Brazil. This worried me and my team a lot as … Continue reading

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New Year – New Plans

Since January 2nd I am back in Brazil. and I am looking forward to a year full of activitis to realize the dream of independence and education for blind people. Once returned to Brazil, we finally moved into the new … Continue reading

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A Bat in Europe

Once a year, I take some time to visit family and friends and to inform interested people in my home community and in several other cities about my work in Brazil. This year, it has already been the second project … Continue reading

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Bats Find a New Home

During the last two years, Bats in Action has concentrated its work in the town of Sobral, in the state of CearĂ¡, Northeastern Brazil. In 2014, 20 blind and partially sighted children and adults have been participating in classes conducted … Continue reading

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A Great Team

One of the biggest difficulties in the initial phase of the project was working alone. Though there are always friends to help out now and then, I needed a person to share ideas, develop plans and work together on a … Continue reading

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Bats Learn to Fly

In Sobral, 15 students between 3 and 36 years of age participate regularly in project activities. Some of them are children or adolescents who go to regular school, others are adults who have not had the chance to study when … Continue reading

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A Smart Bat

When I visited Sobral for the first time in 2012, I met Wiliany, then 4 years old. She has always been curious and active. When Wiliany first got hold of my cane she asked: – What is this? – – … Continue reading

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