Seeing hands: Creating jobs for the visually impaired

By Tyler Schank
In Nepal, there are no traffic signals to tell visually impaired people when it is safe to cross the street. Seeing eye dogs are expensive to train and risk fights with stray dogs. Visually impaired people are considered a burden to their families, thought of as helpless and unable to provide. Seeing Hands Nepal, a blind massage clinic, is working to change those stigmas. The clinic selects a number of students to participate in an 18-month training program. After their training, the students work as professional masseurs at Seeing Hands.

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