Ms. Sristi KC did some wonderful empowerment workshops for our blind/visually-impaired (BVI) students over our week-long program. One emphasized the importance of body language techniques like a proper handshake, looking directly at whomever is speaking to you (whether you can see them or not), practicing expressions and more.
Another was called, ‘Rock Star’ and I’ve posted a video so you can see and hear it for yourself. Imagine…you are a super rock star and everyone is calling out your name. You are admired and adored by all! What might that feel like? Fun, right?
From the time our BVI students arrived at our 7-day daily-living skills workshop to when they left you could see a marked change in their self-esteem, in the way they held themselves and raised their heads high instead of bowing them. As one of the originators of the program, that was one of the most rewarding moments to behold.