Ten years after it was established, Amman's Regional Centre for the Rehabilitation and Training of Blind Women is still going strong.
GV & SV Regional Centre for Rehabilitation and Training of Blind Girls. (2 SHOTS)
CU PULL BACK TO SV Blind girl training on opticom system to develop reading skills.
SV Other students operating special typewriters.
CU PULL BACK TO SV Students reading Braille with help of instructor.
SV Students doing basketweaving and macrame. (5 SHOTS)
SVs Students operating knitting machines. (2 SHOTS)
GV Students dancing.
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Background: Ten years after it was established, Amman's Regional Centre for the Rehabilitation and Training of Blind Women is still going strong. About 60 girls and women, ranging in age from 15 to 35 years, live full-time at the centre, where they are taught both vocational and academic skills. The centre admits students from all over the Middle East, so long as their national governments belong to the Middle East Committee for the Welfare of the Blind. All accommodation and other bills are paid by the Amman centre and the girls receive a monthly allowance. They are taught to operate knitting and weaving machines, to touch type, and to develop Braille reading skills. There is also a literacy course. Academic tuition includes subjects such as geography, history, religion, science and music. The Regional committee is funded annually by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. The committee also arranges yearly recreational and cultural camps for the blind. Last year's was in Morocco, attended by over 200 people.