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Five braille copies of the award winning Sesotho language drama Lejwe la Kgopiso were recently presented to the Bartimea School in Thaba Nchu. An essential Grade 12 setwork, the work was produced in two volumes by our Braille Services, and handed over to the school’s Acting Principal Mrs Mothibe in November last year. Presentation of Lejwe la Kgopiso was made possible by Lewis Stores Pty Ltd participating in the “Ri Wana Ndivho” (to find, source, get knowledge) Project initiated by Blind SA to get CAPS textbooks and FET literature to blind and partially sighted learners. The titles will also now be available to other blind and partially sighted learners. These learners who attend the twenty-two Schools for the Blind in the country – do not have access to CAPS textbooks and FET literature. Negotiations with the Department of Basic Education and Provincial Departments of Education over many years have not as yet resulted in learners receiving these accessible formatted textbooks.

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  1. Are you able to advise on whether there are school curriculums available in Braille for Grade 4 ( English or Afrikaans ) to enable one to do home schooling for a blind child? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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