Ireland – Day 2

Early this morning, we loaded our bus and headed on our next adventure. We took a ride and met up with our new friends at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. After munching on some muffins and getting our boundaries of the campus, we were told the objective of our service and led to the space we would be working for the day. We were assigned to a room with isles of shelves and boxes of unopened braille textbooks. With the task of labeling and organizing the books, we were in for a busy day! Though the job seemed straightforward and simple, we had some organizational conflicts and surprises along the way. The exposure to the curriculum of the students at the TSBV was insightful, and we were glad to take the weight of the task off of the staff’s shoulders.

While many of our team members live close to where we get to serve, not many are aware of the work that goes into the blind and visually impaired community. The teachers and staff work endlessly to help every student and resident develop their own independence, individuality, and insights into their lives, along with accomplishing advanced academics. Thankful that the TSBVI community let us volunteer, we are so happy that we could help the students and staff. After our work was done, we loaded on the bus, headed to B.D. Riley’s, and celebrated our day with some authentic Irish Cuisine. A perfect end to a lovely earrach day of service at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.