Visually impaired children given tailor-made assistive devices by President’s Trust

The devise will allow the children to access the national curriculum

President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca
President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca

President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca on Saturday handed out special devises through which visually impaired children will be able to access the national curriculum.

The assistive devises were purchased by the President’s Trust using funds collected during a national ‘readathon’ which was held last March.

“The purpose of the readathon was to have children donating and collecting money, which we could in turn re-invest in children,” Coleiro Preca said. 

She insisted that this was not an act of charity, but rather an act of empowerment. 

President’s Trust director Sarah Bondin said that the initiative will be helping more than 80 children around Malta. 

“We first profiled the children according to their individual needs, then we introduced technical experts who helped us to access the different technologies on the market,” Bondin said. 

The President also stressed that the children children’s needs were addressed in a holistic manner, with the children being given devices both for the school and home environments.

“The gifts given to the children are not a one-size-fits-all, but rather were developed and designed to cater for their specific needs,” the President said.

Coleiro Preca said she would continue contributing the President’s Trust Foundation even after he term is over.

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