Visually impaired girl teaches her blind friend how to use a cane
Heart-warming footage shows visually impaired girl teaching her blind friend how to use a white cane
- Young blind girl teaches her visually impaired friend how to use a cane safely
- The girl, named Valentina, is seen guiding her friend Mia down a steep ramp
- The pair are being looked after by a non-profit organisation in Mixco, Guatemala
A blind girl has taught her visually impaired friend how to use a cane in order to walk safely.
A young girl named Valentina is seen in a heartwarming clip teaching her friend Mia to use a cane in Mixco, Guatemala.
Valentina says: ‘Hold it like this! And your index finger goes here! And then move your stick like this…
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Valentina is seen in a heartwarming clip teaching her friend Mia to use a cane in Mixco, Guatemala. Valentina says: ‘Hold it like this! And your index finger goes here! And then move your stick like this…
‘While you use the other hand to explore. Explore like this!’
Mia then begins walking, holding the cane in her left hand as Valentina shows her to use her right hand to ‘explore’ the environment around her.
Valentina then says: ‘Come closer and start exploring. I’m walking right here in case anything happens to you.’
When she feels that Mia is holding the cane to the side of her, Valentina says ‘no, no Mia! Keep the stick in front of you’ and the pair continue walking.
As the pair walk down a ramp a carer says: ‘What’s up Mia? We are all here!’
The two girls are part of Fundal, an organisation that works to develop the abilities of deaf-blind, blind and visually impaired minors.
Diana Bonilla, of the Fundal non-profit organisation, said that the moment in the video was very special.
She said: ‘Although children frequently help each other, this is the first time we have been able to record a moment like this to share it with the world.’
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