At the end of Term 1, two learners from Otago, attended the “Power Up!” Immersion course at Homai for learners who have experienced a recent vision loss. Over the course of the week, the students learned about their eye conditions, participated in orientation and mobility activities and practised their independent living skills.
In pairs, they shopped at a local supermarket for items needed to make meals during their stay. An impressive range of visually impaired speakers and adult mentors present throughout the course provided inspiration and guidance.
The course culminated in a white water rafting trip which was great fun and challenging for students and staff alike. This course was a wonderful opportunity for the students to meet others with a recent vision loss.