The Caribbean Council for the Blind/ Eye Care Caribbean continues to recognize some very special children. Making strides in Barbados is Janeil Odlum, she is the first ever visually impaired contestant to enter the Optimist International Zone’s Caribbean District Oratorical Contest. A student at the Combermere School, Janeil placed second on competing against other contestants from across the region. She shares with us her story of tragedy and triumph – A Child Month extra.
The Caribbean Council for the Blind-Eye Care Caribbean [CCB-Eye Care Caribbean], in collaboration with the World Blind Union (WBU) and Perkins Institutional Development Programme, hosted a Leadership Development Workshop for persons (youths) with visual impairment during July 26th to 29th, 2010. The Workshop was held at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus in Barbados and participants were drawn from The Bahamas (Antoine Munroe), Barbados (Felicia Balgobin, Lisa Williams, Shonnel Holmes and Tacita Ford), Dominica (Wayne Raphael), Jamaica (Sharmalee Cardoza and Vivian Blake) and St. Lucia (Stacia Jules and Orlando Alcide).