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Agencies Serving Blind & Partially Sighted People

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  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
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Friends of the Blind Association

Street address: Al-Nour Street, Al-Shirafa, Al-Bireh, Palestine.
Postal address: PO Box 4450, Ramallah, Palestine.
Contact person: Sheik Hayyan Al-Adrisi
Tel: +972 2 240 0398
Fax: +972 2 240 5336
Activities: To provide primary and secondary level educational opportunities for blind children. To working on public awareness by publishing tips and information on blindness. To provide the blind with Braille printed materials to enrich their knowledge in different issues. To support blind people coming from poor family background to attend higher education. To work on integrating blind and partially sighted children into public schools. To establish a printing centre to print all the school books in Braille language in addition to Holy Qura'n Books, and entertainment and scientific books. To establish a centre for selling manual Braille machines and other assistive equipment.

National Society for the Visually Handicapped
Al –Amayer Street, Beit Jala, Palestine
Contact person: Dr. Simon Araj, Chairman of the Board
Tel: +972 2 2767973
Fax: + 972 2 2766151
Activities: Providing primary level education for blind children. Providing blind children with braille school textbooks and other reading materials through an in house braille book production unit. Facilitating the children’s integration into mainstream regular schools through regular follow up and assistive tools and equipment. Providing a braille library for the blind of all ages.


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