NCDA Awards Braille Watches to Students with Visual Impairment

February 25, 2012


Deputy Executive Director of the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) Mr.  Mateo A. Lee, Jr. (2nd from left, above photo) awards a Braille watch for the blind to Eugemar Red Garcia, a 3rd year student from Quirino High School during the Closing Program of the Training of Parents Volunteers Assisting Special Education Teachers Handling Multiple Disabilities with Visual Impairments conducted by the Parent Advocates for Visually Impaired Children (PAVIC) which was held at the NCDA last February 17, 2012.  Witnessing the awarding are Ms. Gina Dela Cruz, PAVIC President and Mr. Francis Choy, PAVIC Chairman of the Board of Trustee.  Other recipients of the Braille watches donated by Dr. Lur K. Pfau, a visually impaired lawyer from Switzerland and his wife Brigitte Ernest, are Angel Boo, Grade 5 student of Bambang Elementary School in Bocaue, Bulacan and Reynmerc Endac, a Grade 2 student from Commonwealth Elementary School.  

The Birth of a New Partnership

February 6, 2012

Dr. Iur. K. Pfau, a visually impaired Lawyer from Switzerland together with his wife Brigitte Ernest donated three (3) Swiss Braille watches to the Council received by NCDA Deputy Executive Director Mateo A. Lee, Jr. on December 2, 2012. Said watches will be given to deserving high school students with visual impairment. He also looks forward to sending Braille materials for local students with visual impairment in the future.