The Country’s only established Institute for the visually impaired in Khaling blind School, Trashigang has come on a long path since its founding in 1973. The institute has so far nurtured and defined the lives of many visually prejudiced individuals in the country. The institute has been newly renamed Muenselling Institute.
The Institute, with its motto “education for all and seeing the world through fingers” has currently 41 visually impaired students. It is here where they determine starting from walking to making their livelihood. Many of them expressed they are ordained to have this Institute, which they regard as their paradise.
Started by a Norwegian couple and established in the year 1973, the Institute is playing a pivotal aspect in defining the lives of so many visually impaired students in the country.
Originally set up as a school for the blind with only 3 students, the institute carries a long way. Out of over 100 students who graduate from the institutes, 34 of them are presently serving in various government offices.
Apart from the usual academic classes, the students now take part in numerous activities like opera, computer, environmental education, and Driglam Namzha classes. But manpower shortage specifically to print the braille textbooks is the biggest challenge confronted by the Institute today.