Each October, organizations around the world celebrate Blindness Awareness Month by educating the public about good eye health, the latest innovations in research, and the daily lives of people who are blind or visually impaired. Within Blindness Awareness Month is White Cane Safety Day, a national observance in the United States celebrated on October 15 of each year since 1964. White Cane Safety Day celebrates achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane.
This year, First Children School staff and students participated in white cane decorations for our annual Blindness Awareness Month project contest.
Below are pictures of the designs and our ambassadors for their month, Katie and Genavieve.