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Syd Askew Centre stays relevant

Over the years, Optima has been blessed with many generous donors who have made a priceless contribution to the SANCB. One such example is the family behind the Syd Askew Centre at our Optima...
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Meet a few of our Optima students

Photo caption: Top, from left to right: Bongi, Vusi and Christina; bottom, from left to right: Meagan and Thembe   My name’s Bongi Bongiwe Skota (32) lives in Pretoria with her...
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Making the most of a golden opportunity

Photo caption: Sesethu Xabanisa believes in facing his challenges head on Can you imagine writing an exam without being able to read the questions or write down your answers? 23-year-old...
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Education for visually impaired children in crisis

Children with visual impairments, just like any other pupils, have a right to quality basic education. So why is it that in South Africa, eight out of 10 visually impaired children aren’t in...

Syd Askew Centre stays relevant

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Making the most of a golden opportunity

Education for visually impaired children in crisis

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Most Optima students live in the college hostel while they’re studying. This allows them to get to know their peers better, while learning daily living skills in a safe environment. But as...

A ball to remember

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Optima students never let 14 February pass by quietly. This year, they pulled out all the stops and organised a heart- warming Valentine’s ball, complete with decorations, live music by the...

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It is a well-known fact that prices of assistive devices vary in accordance with the exchange rate. Most of the products which are crucial for visually impaired persons to live independent lives, are...

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October 2016 was Eye Care Awareness Month (ECAM) and the SANCB had a busy and productive month. Our Bureau for the Prevention of Blindness...

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