Blind Bangladesh child joins dots to success

Overcoming deep prejudices, one ten-year-old pupil has used braille to beat the odds and top his class.

    A ten-year-old child in Bangladesh is beating all the odds to become the top of his class, where he is the school's only blind pupil.

    In an age where touchscreen tablets are the rage in the developed world, Salim Mia uses simple plastic braille slates which are proving increasingly popular in the developed world.

    Often considered a curse in the country, there is deep seated ignorance against the visually impaired, with some people believing blindness can be transmitted by just sharing a pen.

    As Nicolas Haque reports from the town of Hasnabad, Salim's success is helping to fight those prejudices.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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