The new students have made fantastic progress with Sheryl, their first volunteer trainer. Sheryl (another LSSM/ISRM trained therapist) has worked them really hard and made an incredible effort - even cycling for an hour to train them on the girls' campus when they couldn't attend lessons due to the 7 day strike! Pictured are the students taking Braille notes in a makeshift classroom.
They have now learnt the names, locations and movements for most of the bones in the body, with Ramji achieving the highest marks in tests so far (he got 99% on one test paper!).
Hari is also showing some natural talent with consistently high marks in practical tests - despite his obvious physical limitations. As for the girls, Shanti has consistently scored good marks in practicals and Sarswati is hot on Ramji's heels for the A grades in her theory papers (93% is her highest score so far). Shanti is still doing well with theory, despite having less English skills than the rest, and Sarswati will be much better with the practical side when she learns how to feel 'without looking' (her partial sight is actually a hinderance in this respect!)
Sheryl (pictured doing exercises with the students) also did a great job of keeping our therapists in check and looking after the clinic business side of things. As she has now finished her stint with SHN and is now off on a round the world trip, the students will now be coached by Chiran (our most Senior therapist, who also works as a teaching assistant) until we arrive at the beginning of July.