Giving back: Blind UWI Grad Donates Braille Machine

“It’s my turn to give back,” says Anil Waithe who has reached out to help 14-year-old visually impaired Samuel Williams, the boy who has become the darling of the nation after the news of his success at the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination.

Waithe, 29, of Tacarigua has been totally blind since birth.

Last November, the Express had highlighted Waithe’s plea to the public to purchase a Braille embosser.

The machine is a type of printer which uses Braille translation software to assist the impaired person by converting the writing to Braille.

Through the kindness shown by others and the funds raised to purchase the machine, Waithe, a post-graduate student at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine was able to secure the equipment and the necessary software.

Now he intends of repaying that kindness and fulfilling the promise to help those who are blind or visually impaired.

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