Yesterday RIDE hosted a program for a group of which included both visually impaired and blind participants. The day was extremely enriching for all those involved and saw children from RIDE’s school present some of their recent work to the group, sing songs, rhymes and recite text in English.
The group were given a big welcome when they arrived ad RIDE’s Arpakkam training centre, being greeted with drumming and tribal song performed by a local group. They also received a performance from RIDE director Jeyaraj of a song in Tamil about human rights which is very close to his heart.
The group were shown many things in and around the local villages including silk worms, spinning and weaving of silk sari, they visited some of the more remote temples around Kanchipuram, and were given the opportunity to wander freely round one of the local villages to touch and feel and get a real impression of village life in India.
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