My Life Changed With O&M Training

Ganzorig is a 33-year-old blind man who lives in Ulaanbaatar. He lost
his sight three years ago; since then he was always escorted by guides
whenever he goes out.

In October 2012, he joined the Mongolia National Federation of the Blind and was recruited to computer and
English training at the Rehabilitation and Training Center that starts
from the academic year of 2012. He wanted to live in the dormitory as
there is no one who can escort him to the training center and back
home. He then received orientation and mobility training and learned
the skills to travel independently between his home and the training
center. The progress really encouraged Ganzorig and he is now
continuing his orientation and mobility training with the trainer Tuul
to learn how to get to the Library for the Blind, which is located in
downtown Ulan Bator. His mother, who was always his guide is happy for
the change.

This is one of the many changes that O&M training programs have been
bringing to blind people in Mongolia. MNFB is spreading the change
steadily throughout their vast country.

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