Niger: AREVA donates specialized equipment to the school for the blind in Niamey

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January 15, 2013

ecoleIn December 2012, AREVA maintained its commitment to improve access to education for young Nigeriens, by officially donating a large batch of specialized equipment to the "Soly Abdrahmane" national school for the blind in Niamey.

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Representatives from the Nigerien Ministry for National Education took part in the official ceremony, which was held on the premises of the school, and attended by the Chairman of the Nigerien National Blind Union (UNAN), Mr. Nasser Moussa, and the Mayor of Commune IV of Niamey.

The school received teaching supplies for classrooms and sports activities, such as Braille writing machines and paper, writing slates, cubarhythms*, geometry kits, talking watches and a ringing ball.

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A first aid kit was also donated to the school infirmary, as well as supplies for boarding students (school uniforms, bedding, insecticide-treated mosquito nets, and furniture for the canteen).

At the ceremony, Mr. Nasser Moussa took the opportunity to express his profound gratitude to the AREVA Group, whose gesture will help improve the general running of the Soly Abdrahmane school, which is the only institution of its kind in Niger.

*a cubarhythm is a plastic tray consisting of 15 rows of 20 cube-shaped holes measuring 10 x 10 mm, used to teach blind people arithmetic and algebra.