MAKE A DIFFERENCE: VISUAL IMPAIRMENT
BLUE LEVEL I PRIMARY 1 STUDENTS
Campaign by: Andrea, Raymond, Devon, Gillian, Daniel, Elizabeth, Esther, Deron , Hayden and Madison
WHO WE ARE
We are students who attend JEMS Character Academy and we are in the Blue Level. This year, we have been learning to grow in our empathy and compassion for people with visual impairment in our community.
We hope you will enjoy our website, watch, learn and play games in our videos and grow in your compassion towards people who have visual impairment too!
The more we understand, the more we can be compassionate!
Andrea, Raymond, Devon, Gillian, Daniel,
Elizabeth, Esther, Deron, Hayden and Madison
WHY WE CARE
During the months from April to June, Blue Level students have grown in their understanding and awareness of the needs and challenges that people with visual impairment may face.
By empathising with how they may feel, we have grown in our hearts to be compassionate towards them in our community too.
WE CARE BECAUSE...
There are more than 170,000 visually impaired people in Hong Kong; 2000 of them are children under 18 years old.
Even though these people can't see as well as us, they are still part of our community
Source: Visual Impaired Preschool (vips.org)
GROWING IN EMPATHY
Play a game with us about the different types of visual impairment!
Play a game with us about the different tools or facilities people with visual impairment may use in their daily lives!
COMPASSION IN ACTION: LEARNING BRAILLE
To take a step into being compassionate, we enjoyed learning how to write and do fun challenges in Braille.
Braille is a system of touch reading and writing for blind persons in which raised dots represent the letters of the alphabet.
Braille in English:
Play a game with us to learn how to write in Braille!
Braille in Numbers:
Play a game with us to learn how to write numbers in Braille!
COMPASSION IN ACTION:
Blue Level students learnt the 'Do's & Don't's' in how to respectfully and compassionately treat people with visual impairment in our daily lives. They also considered their challenges and designed creative inventions to help reduce such obstacles too!
What should we do when we see a working guide dog?
How can I be compassionate towards people with visual impairment?
We also created our own inventions to help people with visual impairment. Check them out!
MEETING A GUEST SPEAKER:
We had an amazing opportunity to interact with, play games and ask many questions to our guest speaker, Mr. Merrick, who works in The Ebenzer School and Home for the visually Impaired.
From this memorable experience, we gained a deeper understanding of people with visual impairment, their experiences and life goals, and thus deepen their empathy and grow in their compassion towards them in our community!
OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL:
JEMS Character Academy has partnered with the charity, Ebenezer School, in previous years to teach children to have more empathy and compassion towards those in our community.
We hope that our students can help fundraise money for this charity to help support children with visual impairment. This charity's mission is to help students to overcome the limitations of visual impairment, and to develop their own potentials and talents.
We want to raise $10,000 HKD for Ebenezer School. We want to support them to continue to build and develop relationships with children who are visually impaired so that they can grow and thrive in our community!