Welcome To BABPS
FORGING AHEAD WITH DEVELOPMENTS
Botswana Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted (BABPS) is a not-for-profit organization that exist to address and represent the needs and interests of persons with visual impairment in Botswana, as well as dedicated to improve the quality of their lives through promotion of access to resources and opportunities.
BABPS visit to New International Church in Mochudi
On the 3rd December 2017 BABPS team visited the New International Church in Mochudi. This visit was among the many activities in association with MVA Fund that aims at reducing road canages in Botswana as well as creating awareness about the Blind use and access to roads as well as white cane.
On Saturday the 25th November 2017, BABPS in association with MVA fund hosted a Goal ball tournament at Limkokwing university hall. Despite the heavy rainfall that day, the teams that participated, being visually impaired men from BABPS and Limkokwing team both gave out a superb performance. Even though both teams were great, there had to be one champion and the Limkokwing took the crown by beating BABPS 7 to 6.
Unfortunately, IDM and Pudulogong team didn’t manage to attend.
A hand of gratitude goes out to MVA fund, PASSOB, Limkokwing University and BABPS membership for their support, participation and ensuring that the tournament becomes a success.
BABPS production team is going to be trained by the accessible book Consotium [ABC]to produce accessible documents for the blind using epub3
White Cane Safety Day Commemoration
White Cane Safety Day is an international event celebrated annually since 1964. The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane.
World Sight Day
World Sight Day 2018, eye care's most important advocacy event, will be held on 11 October 2018.
This is an annual event meant to draw attention on blindness and vision impairment.
BABPS_Kopong Motor Bike Challenge: A Race for the Blind
BABPS will be hosting a motor bike race dubbed The Kopong Motor Bike Challenge: A race for the Blind on the 28th July 2018 at Kopong village from 0800hours. All proceeds of this initiative will go towards the setting up of the foundation and development of the multi-purpose information resource centre at Kopong Village for the visually impaired persons.