Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired, Hebei Province 2017  The school was set up in 1999 to provide free education and accommodation for visually impaired children from all over rural China. Without it many of the children who attend would have no to little chance of accessing schooling. 

Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired, Hebei Province 2017

The school was set up in 1999 to provide free education and accommodation for visually impaired children from all over rural China. Without it many of the children who attend would have no to little chance of accessing schooling. 

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 Mingming, Hebei Province, 2017  Since its founding the school has seen 310 students complete their studies and now provides education, pastoral support and accommodation for 97 students aged from 4 to early adulthood.

Mingming, Hebei Province, 2017

Since its founding the school has seen 310 students complete their studies and now provides education, pastoral support and accommodation for 97 students aged from 4 to early adulthood.

 Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired, Hebei Province 2017  The younger students follow a curriculum centered around Chinese language, mathematics and braille alongside regular music and physical education sessions. 

Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired, Hebei Province 2017

The younger students follow a curriculum centered around Chinese language, mathematics and braille alongside regular music and physical education sessions. 

 Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired, Hebei Province 2017  Children gather in the classrooms for morning lessons. Shungze, 16 (in green) dreamt of working in a traveling circus before his disability became too problematic for him to continue. 

Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired, Hebei Province 2017

Children gather in the classrooms for morning lessons. Shungze, 16 (in green) dreamt of working in a traveling circus before his disability became too problematic for him to continue. 

 Mu Lifei, Hebei Province 2017  “The students are very sensitive to sound. They can tell who a teacher is just by their footsteps.”   Mu Lifei teaches at the school and faces a chronic shortage of staff. Most trainees are unwilling to work in remote rural schools. 

Mu Lifei, Hebei Province 2017

“The students are very sensitive to sound. They can tell who a teacher is just by their footsteps.” 

Mu Lifei teaches at the school and faces a chronic shortage of staff. Most trainees are unwilling to work in remote rural schools. 

 Hebei Province, 2017  Mingming studies Braille. Braille in China is written in Pinyin - a phonetic language system developed from the Latin alphabet - rather than pictorial Chinese characters. Braille is expensive and textbooks can cost up to forty times the amount of the normal printed equivalents.

Hebei Province, 2017

Mingming studies Braille. Braille in China is written in Pinyin - a phonetic language system developed from the Latin alphabet - rather than pictorial Chinese characters. Braille is expensive and textbooks can cost up to forty times the amount of the normal printed equivalents.

 Hebei Province, 2017  The school provides education from childhood to adulthood with vocational training for older students. Career pathways for the visually impaired are extremely limited, with most of those who do work training as musicians or masseurs. 

Hebei Province, 2017

The school provides education from childhood to adulthood with vocational training for older students. Career pathways for the visually impaired are extremely limited, with most of those who do work training as musicians or masseurs. 

 Ye Zijie, Beijing 2017  “The government has poured billions of dollars into developing a separate special-education system, from primary-school level to college, for the disabled. These special schools, however, sometimes lack trained teachers, are far from the homes of students, and prevent students from ever crossing back into mainstream education.” Ye Zijie, a progressive teacher from Hohhot in Inner Mongolia.

Ye Zijie, Beijing 2017

“The government has poured billions of dollars into developing a separate special-education system, from primary-school level to college, for the disabled. These special schools, however, sometimes lack trained teachers, are far from the homes of students, and prevent students from ever crossing back into mainstream education.” Ye Zijie, a progressive teacher from Hohhot in Inner Mongolia.

 Hebei Province, 2017  A student at Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired. 

Hebei Province, 2017

A student at Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired. 

 Cai Cong, Beijing 2017  Cai Cong works at 1+1, an NGO campaigning for disability rights and providing practical advice and employment opportunities for disabled people. 

Cai Cong, Beijing 2017

Cai Cong works at 1+1, an NGO campaigning for disability rights and providing practical advice and employment opportunities for disabled people. 

 Wang Dawei, co founder of Hongdandan, Beijing April 2017  "Disability is in the environment, not the person. If you adapt the environment then the disability disappears." Hongdandan is a Beijing based NGO developing audio commentary technology for educational and cultural support for the visually impaired in China. 

Wang Dawei, co founder of Hongdandan, Beijing April 2017

"Disability is in the environment, not the person. If you adapt the environment then the disability disappears."
Hongdandan is a Beijing based NGO developing audio commentary technology for educational and cultural support for the visually impaired in China. 

 Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired, Hebei Province 2017

Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired, Hebei Province 2017

 Mingming, Hebei Province 2017  "Before we had these radios to listen to stories I used to miss my Mum and Dad and sometimes cry secretly at night. Now I listen to the radio. I often fall asleep to the stories and don't cry anymore." 

Mingming, Hebei Province 2017

"Before we had these radios to listen to stories I used to miss my Mum and Dad and sometimes cry secretly at night. Now I listen to the radio. I often fall asleep to the stories and don't cry anymore." 

 Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired, Hebei Province 2017

Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired, Hebei Province 2017

 Wang Guoming and his father, Beijing 2017   “Guoming was 7 years old and needed to go to school. There is a blind school in our hometown but...I wanted Guoming to get a better education here”

Wang Guoming and his father, Beijing 2017

“Guoming was 7 years old and needed to go to school. There is a blind school in our hometown but...I wanted Guoming to get a better education here”

 Mingming, Hebei Province 2017

Mingming, Hebei Province 2017

 Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired at night, Hebei Province 2017

Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired at night, Hebei Province 2017

 Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired, Hebei Province 2017  The school was set up in 1999 to provide free education and accommodation for visually impaired children from all over rural China. Without it many of the children who attend would have no to little chance of accessing schooling. 
Passing.jpg
 Mingming, Hebei Province, 2017  Since its founding the school has seen 310 students complete their studies and now provides education, pastoral support and accommodation for 97 students aged from 4 to early adulthood.
 Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired, Hebei Province 2017  The younger students follow a curriculum centered around Chinese language, mathematics and braille alongside regular music and physical education sessions. 
 Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired, Hebei Province 2017  Children gather in the classrooms for morning lessons. Shungze, 16 (in green) dreamt of working in a traveling circus before his disability became too problematic for him to continue. 
 Mu Lifei, Hebei Province 2017  “The students are very sensitive to sound. They can tell who a teacher is just by their footsteps.”   Mu Lifei teaches at the school and faces a chronic shortage of staff. Most trainees are unwilling to work in remote rural schools. 
 Hebei Province, 2017  Mingming studies Braille. Braille in China is written in Pinyin - a phonetic language system developed from the Latin alphabet - rather than pictorial Chinese characters. Braille is expensive and textbooks can cost up to forty times the amount of the normal printed equivalents.
 Hebei Province, 2017  The school provides education from childhood to adulthood with vocational training for older students. Career pathways for the visually impaired are extremely limited, with most of those who do work training as musicians or masseurs. 
 Ye Zijie, Beijing 2017  “The government has poured billions of dollars into developing a separate special-education system, from primary-school level to college, for the disabled. These special schools, however, sometimes lack trained teachers, are far from the homes of students, and prevent students from ever crossing back into mainstream education.” Ye Zijie, a progressive teacher from Hohhot in Inner Mongolia.
 Hebei Province, 2017  A student at Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired. 
 Cai Cong, Beijing 2017  Cai Cong works at 1+1, an NGO campaigning for disability rights and providing practical advice and employment opportunities for disabled people. 
 Wang Dawei, co founder of Hongdandan, Beijing April 2017  "Disability is in the environment, not the person. If you adapt the environment then the disability disappears." Hongdandan is a Beijing based NGO developing audio commentary technology for educational and cultural support for the visually impaired in China. 
 Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired, Hebei Province 2017
 Mingming, Hebei Province 2017  "Before we had these radios to listen to stories I used to miss my Mum and Dad and sometimes cry secretly at night. Now I listen to the radio. I often fall asleep to the stories and don't cry anymore." 
 Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired, Hebei Province 2017
 Wang Guoming and his father, Beijing 2017   “Guoming was 7 years old and needed to go to school. There is a blind school in our hometown but...I wanted Guoming to get a better education here”
 Mingming, Hebei Province 2017
 Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired at night, Hebei Province 2017

Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired, Hebei Province 2017

The school was set up in 1999 to provide free education and accommodation for visually impaired children from all over rural China. Without it many of the children who attend would have no to little chance of accessing schooling. 

Mingming, Hebei Province, 2017

Since its founding the school has seen 310 students complete their studies and now provides education, pastoral support and accommodation for 97 students aged from 4 to early adulthood.

Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired, Hebei Province 2017

The younger students follow a curriculum centered around Chinese language, mathematics and braille alongside regular music and physical education sessions. 

Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired, Hebei Province 2017

Children gather in the classrooms for morning lessons. Shungze, 16 (in green) dreamt of working in a traveling circus before his disability became too problematic for him to continue. 

Mu Lifei, Hebei Province 2017

“The students are very sensitive to sound. They can tell who a teacher is just by their footsteps.” 

Mu Lifei teaches at the school and faces a chronic shortage of staff. Most trainees are unwilling to work in remote rural schools. 

Hebei Province, 2017

Mingming studies Braille. Braille in China is written in Pinyin - a phonetic language system developed from the Latin alphabet - rather than pictorial Chinese characters. Braille is expensive and textbooks can cost up to forty times the amount of the normal printed equivalents.

Hebei Province, 2017

The school provides education from childhood to adulthood with vocational training for older students. Career pathways for the visually impaired are extremely limited, with most of those who do work training as musicians or masseurs. 

Ye Zijie, Beijing 2017

“The government has poured billions of dollars into developing a separate special-education system, from primary-school level to college, for the disabled. These special schools, however, sometimes lack trained teachers, are far from the homes of students, and prevent students from ever crossing back into mainstream education.” Ye Zijie, a progressive teacher from Hohhot in Inner Mongolia.

Hebei Province, 2017

A student at Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired. 

Cai Cong, Beijing 2017

Cai Cong works at 1+1, an NGO campaigning for disability rights and providing practical advice and employment opportunities for disabled people. 

Wang Dawei, co founder of Hongdandan, Beijing April 2017

"Disability is in the environment, not the person. If you adapt the environment then the disability disappears."
Hongdandan is a Beijing based NGO developing audio commentary technology for educational and cultural support for the visually impaired in China. 

Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired, Hebei Province 2017

Mingming, Hebei Province 2017

"Before we had these radios to listen to stories I used to miss my Mum and Dad and sometimes cry secretly at night. Now I listen to the radio. I often fall asleep to the stories and don't cry anymore." 

Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired, Hebei Province 2017

Wang Guoming and his father, Beijing 2017

“Guoming was 7 years old and needed to go to school. There is a blind school in our hometown but...I wanted Guoming to get a better education here”

Mingming, Hebei Province 2017

Mu Mengjie School for the Visually Impaired at night, Hebei Province 2017

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