In a conversation and interviews of single blind students and therapists about their criteria of spouse selection, we were surprised when knowing that the most important criterion is that the spouse should be sighted (or at least can see better).
That day, for the first time, staff of Blind-Link and English teachers from Global Volunteers, United States exchanged ideas openly about marriage, family, about sympathy and sharing core values which are the foundations for a fulfilling and strong relationship. Since witnessed and talked to many divorced blind couples, I wonder whether it causes from the lack of preparation for skills that helps a blind adult get into a new life in a way to be equal, independent and self-confident to each other.
Given the context that only 5 percent of Vietnamese blind people have opportunities to go to school, only 15 percent have opportunity to attend a vocational training course and 20 percent have a job, the critical standard of choosing a partner with better sight so that a blind husband or wife can rely on in the whole life after marriage is understandable
In order to help blind students and therapists acquire skills for their independent lives, Blind-Link started the cooking program on June 21, 2018. Every Thursday from 8-11am, the cooking class is full of joy when young blind girls and boys trying the first time in their lives how to use knives, spices, touching raw vegetables and meat, fish, poultry and so on.
A happy family recipe includes three dishes for every meal: a bow of vegetable soup, a plate of stir-fried vegetable and one or two main courses. Our most sincere thanks to volunteers and staff of Blind-Link: Thu Phương and Trang Hasu for organizing the class.
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