"Tiger" Braille Embosser/Printer
Thanks to the participation of eight different Rotary Clubs, district 5020 and additional funding from The Rose International Fund for Children (TRIFC), a special Braille printer has been purchased and handed-over to the Nepal Association for the Welfare of the Blind (NAWB) in Kathmandu, Nepal.
'hand-over' ceremony at NAWB
Representatives from the Nepal Rotary District 3292 as well as the host partner Rotary club of Kasthamandap, NAWB and TRIFC were in attendance at the ceremony.  The participating clubs include:  Rotary Club of Lakewood, RC Bellevue, RC Lake Union, RC Kasthamandap, RC Seattle International District, RC Maple Valley, RC Federal Way, RC Quarry Bay, Hong-Kong.

Kasthamandap Rotarian Rajan Raut

RC Kasthamandap President, Upendra Poudyal

This project will make a tangible difference in the lives of all of the BVI students across the country.  Once again, Rotary comes through to provide the light of knowledge and empowerment to those in need.What will this special printer mean for BVI students in Nepal?  Think about it…what if your own school textbooks or your kids’ textbooks didn’t have a single graphic or picture?  How would they visualize concepts like the human cell, basic anatomy, what different animals look like or any graphical representations?  With this special embossing printer, graphics and pictures and can actually be printed and felt in a tactile way via Braille dots.  This embosser is the first one of its kind in Nepal and NAWB prints virtually all of the textbooks for the BVI throughout the country!

This project will make a tangible difference in the lives of all of the BVI students across the country.  Once again, Rotary comes through to provide the light of knowledge and empowerment to those in need.