Category Archives: My Project

My Project – progress and new ideas

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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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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A Summer Camp for the Blind

From June 26th to 29th, Bats in Action organized a summer camp for blind and partially sighted people in the small town of Ubajara. The group consisted of 20 blind and partially sighted participants between the ages of 5 and … Continue reading

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A Conference on Inclusive Education

From 19th to 23rd of May, a regional conference on inclusive education took place in Juazeiro do Norte. This is one of the largest cities in the state of CearĂ¡ with almost 300000 inhabitants. While Sobral is the regional centre … Continue reading

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Blind People Come Together

On Friday, April 11th, the first meeting of the visually impaired took place in the rural town of Ubajara with the participation of 7 blind and partially sighted people of all ages: a 12-year-old boy with his mother, three adults … Continue reading

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A Special Student

In addition to my work with blind children and youth in the new classroom, I am often out for visits and sometimes for classes outside the normal school setting. One of my special students is Bruno. He went blind in … Continue reading

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