I breathed in air; she breathed in the air. She walked over a bridge; I walked over the bridge. We walked together over the bridge to catch up our Math class at 7am. It has been a long year – 5 years(!) that she only feels this world – before that, she used to see. My friend, Sristi. Please stop a while if you are feeling sympathy for her, for she has enough of sympathy already in her life.
Yes, she lost her vision completely around 5 years ago due to continuous medication for the chronic eye allergy. However, the real Sristi arises then. She did not stop studying; and she did not stop dancing which she is extremely talented at. She does not study Braille; she is admitted to a general school and she competes with the ones who are not visually impaired. Taking help from others to record her course-book and notes and with her active listening in class, she prepares for her exam. This way of studying proves to be great for her as she became the University topper. On top of all the “tch-tch” of people and their extreme sympathy emerges Sristi with a challenge not to loose faith in herself and to be "independent". She dances very well and she has occupied outstanding position in her academia.
Currently she is studying Bachelor second year with Major in Sociology in Nepal. She wants to continue her further studies abroad; she wants to do Master's in Sociology. I am trying to help her find some universities online but it is not that easy when it comes to the admission for a visually impaired. Do any of you know of a University that offers Master’s program in Sociology for visually impaired? If you know, please write to me. It will be a great help for her.