June 11, 2012
Undersecretary Alicia R. Bala (center) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and concurrent Officer-in-Charge/Executive Director of the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), takes the lead in the launching of a nationwide campaign to promote white cane and its distribution to school children with visual impairment held at the Philippine National School for the Blind (PNSB) in Pasay City. The distribution which also took place at the Batino Elementary School in Quezon City and Heneral Pio del Pilar SPED Center in Makati City, is a project of NCDA and DSWD in partnership with the Department of Education to intensify public awareness on the plight of visually impaired persons in the community and to promote respect and recognition of the white cane as an assistive device.
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