Honorable City Mayor Antonino “Tony” G. Calixto through his representative Ms. Cynthia P. Potian, Chief of the General Services Office and the Pasay City Property Custodian turned over three Index Embossers and white canes to the Philippine National School for the Blind (PNSB) held afternoon Monday, October 8 at PNSB Conference Hall.
The Turnover ceremony was witnessed by some DepEd Pasay officials including Education Program Supervisor-Learning Resources Management and Development System (LRMDS) Dr. Normina Haji Yunnos, and Public Schools District Supervisor (PSDS) Cluster 5 Dr. Rosalie R. Condes. PNSB Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Principal Corazon B. Salvador and the Supreme Student and/or Pupil Government (SSPG) President Emmanuel P. Endrinal to represent the PNSB students received the donations.
For learners with visual impairment, embosser or braille printer is very significant as an assistive device used to make print materials such as books and test questionnaire accessible for the blind in the form of embossed dots called braille. Before this donation was constituted, PNSB experienced various problems regarding embossed materials reproduction since most of the embossers of the school are not anymore in good condition. The OIC Principal said that the donation is very timely now that the periodic examination is approaching.
PNSB most especially the students are very much thankful to the City Mayor of Pasay for these donations. In the speech delivered by SSPG President Emmanuel Endrinal, he said, “Through these embossers, you assured us of more books, magazines, and other reading materials to read which will make us, visually impaired learners in PNSB, more aware of the world outside the walls of our school.
The white canes you give will mean a blind that has been given the chance to be independent.” In his conclusion, the President said that they are hopeful that City of Pasay will continue to support PNSB and all the schools in the City.