Amari donates calendars to Bangkok School for the Blind

February 16, 2011   /   byAnkita Sodhia  / Categories :  Hotels, Interests, News, Social Responsibility

We recently donated used Amari calendars to the Bangkok School for the Blind in order to help students learn about different shapes through their sense of touch. Forming the calendars into squares, triangles and circles gives blind children the opportunity to learn by actually feeling a particular shape.

While we were there – we also found out about the fascinating history of this Bangkok institution, in particular a fascinating story about Bangkok School for the Blind founder Genevieve Caulfield.

Who was Genevieve Caulfield?

Founded by Genevieve Caulfield in 1938, a blind American teacher who created a Thai version of Braille, the school has played a significant role in the lives of thousands of Thai people. Ms. Caulfield was also instrumental in changing the mentality that blind people could not be productive members of society.

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Ms. Caulfield was awarded the Medal of Freedom from the United States Government and conferred the Royal Decoration of the White Elephant by H.M. the King of Thailand for her contribution to the people of the world.

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While our contribution was small compared to Ms. Caulfield’s – we think it’s important to make a difference where we can and we encourage you to do the same.
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