Tibet's First Deaf-Mute School Opens

The first school for blind, deaf and mute children in the Tibet Autonomous Region has recently been opened in the eastern suburb of Lhasa, capital of Tibet.

The school, occupying 20,000 square meters, was designed to hold 200 pupils. It was built at a cost of 4.5 million yuan provided by the central and regional governments.

Teachers of the school have been trained in Beijing. Lessons have been given in braille and sign language. Apart from normal curriculum, pupils will be taught to speak.

Tibet currently has 150,000 disabled people, of whom one third are children living in rural and pastoral areas.

(People’s Daily 12/06/2000)

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