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Tony the Blind Traveler, visited Green School

Green School Weekly Newsletter
May 07 2015

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At the end of April, the Green School was visited by a really special, inspiring traveler named Tony. Tony has visited all seven of the World’s continents, including all fifty states of the USA, the Arctic Circle, every country in South America, and all 10 Canadian provinces. The most impressive thing is that Tony is totally blind and 80% deaf in both ears without his hearing aids!

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Tony and our Pre-K Starlings teacher, Ibu JanJan, met through an international organization focused in hospitality and cultural exchange, both have been members of this group since 2008.

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Tony was sharing his skeptic view about politicians, governments and organizations that claim to be doing something to “change the world” when he got to know about our school. He was fascinated about the things he heard, especially about the Bye-Bye Plastic Bags Campaign, started by Green School students, Melati and Isabel.

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During his visit Tony walked around campus with Pak Paul (who has a previous experience working with blind people), spoke with Grade 3A students and Ibu Cindy about his experience as a blind traveler. He also played and sang with Pak Alex, Pak Paul and Grade 2B students, and of course met many members of our Staff.

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Tony has written several books about his world adventures. You can read more about him here

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Pada akhir April, Green School dikunjungi oleh orang istimewa, seorang petualang yang inspiratif. Tony telah mengunjungi tujuh benua, lima puluh negara bagian Amerika Serikat, Arktik, setiap negara di Amerika Selatan, dan 10 provinsi di Kanada. Hal yang paling mengesankan adalah Tony seorang yang buta dan 80% tuli di kedua telinganya.

Guru PAUD kami, Ibu JanJan, memperkenalkan Green School kepada Tony. Mereka telah lama berteman dalam sebuah organisasi yang bergerak di bidang perhotelan dan pertukaran budaya, keduanya telah menjadi anggota kelompok tersebut sejak 2008. Tony memiliki pandangan yang skeptis mengenai politik, pemerintahan dan organisasi yang mengaku melakukan sesuatu untuk "mengubah dunia". Ketika Ibu JanJAn memperkenalkan bagimana situasi di Green School, Tony sangat tersentuh dan itulah yang membuatnya tertarik mengunjungi sekolah, terutama ingin berbincang dengan pendiri Bye Bye Plastic Bag, Melati dan Isabel.

Selama kunjungannya, Tony berjalan keliling sekolah bersama Pak Paul (yang memiliki pengalaman sebelumnya bekerja dengan orang-orang buta), berbicara dengan siswa kelas 3A dan Ibu Cindy tentang pengalamannya sebagai seorang petualang yang buta. Dia juga bermain dan bernyanyi dengan Pak Alex, Pak Paul dan anak-anak 2B dan tentu saja bertemu banyak anggota staf kami.

Tony telah menulis beberapa buku tentang petualangannya. Anda dapat membaca lebih lanjut tentang dia disini

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