Photos by Farhad Babaei, Mehr News Agency
This is the school for blinds. There are children here whose closed eyes is open to another world; a world full of desire and ability. Their little fingers read the writings of the beauties of this world. These hands know the language of the leaves, trees and flowers; and they hear the beautiful whispers of the nature. These are the hands that only see the brightness, and leave the darkness for those whose eyes are open to this world...
World Sight Day (WSD) is an international day of awareness, held annually on the second Thursday of October to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment.
Blindness and Visual Impairment: Global Facts
According to estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) Prevention of Blindness and Deafness Programme:
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