Summer 2015 Childhood Explorer

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Lending a Helping Hand: A School in India for Children Who Are Blind

At the Calcutta Blind School, founded by Shree Lal Behari Lal in 1894 in the populous city of Kolkata (previously known as Calcutta), the students are encouraged to become independent learners. The teachers and administrators work extremely hard, with minimal funding, to make a difference in the lives of these children.

By Smita Guha, St. John’s University

Calcutta Blind School

Summer 2015

Shree Lal Behari Lal Founder of Calcutta Blind School