Qingdao School for the Blind (China)

Photo of Qingdao School for the Blind

Qingdao School for the Blind was built in 1932 and serves a student population of approximately 200, including Elementary, Junior, and Senior School Departments, as well as Vocational and Special Training Programs.  The students are between 6 and 25 years of age.


Special Training Program

The Special Training Program for students with additional disabilities opened in 2000.  There are currently 13 students in the program and they are divided into two groups, according to age.
Photo of teachers visiting a student at home
Photo of students in music class
Photo of instructor helping student at the computer
A student examines seashells as her instructor looks on.

Independent Living Skills

Independent living skills include washing clothes, cooking, using the telephone, shopping, and eating.
A student learns to select fruit at the market.
A student learns to cook using a gas stove.
Photo of student taking clothes out of the washing machine









Pre-Vocational Training

Students learn to sell newspapers and magazines, as well as to practice their skills with massage.
Students distribute magazines in the school.
Students sell newspapers in the school

The students receive training in massage as part of their program.