Thursday 15th October is the International Day of the White Stick for blind people. To mark this occasion, Mr. Gonzague Pierre Louis, himself blind, organized a walk round Port Mathurin for all those blind and severely visually impaired of Rodrigues. We set off from the GPL Centre with Gonzague and 4 children, accompanied by their teachers and Constable Zameer. Isabelle, a reporter from MBC, the local television station, recorded the event which stirred the curiosity of many. Other than Gozague, who walks through the town to work everyday at CareCo, no-one is usually seen with a white stick.
This activity was followed by a presentation of white sticks by members of LIONS Club, and a commitment by their club to sponsor classes in mobility, and support the blind in other ways too.