Friday, January 22, 2010

Valasske Mezinci, Czech Republic

Anna, left, is now in her sixties. Today she visits the School for the Deaf in Valasske she attended as a child with her friend Irca, right. Both Anna and Irca are Deaf. Ericka also attended the school as a child and now teaches sign to hearing teachers on the faculty.

Anna, right, looks at a circuit board with Severa, center, one of the students is building for a computer science class.

One of the lead teachers at the school talks about preparing students for the future through education, rather than mere training.

One of Irca's sons, right, demonstrates how computer controls can be accessed on a large projected screen as she and Anna watch.

The coatrack epitomizes the whimsey that pervades the office of the school psychologist

Anna on the main staircase leaving her alma mater.
Photographs taken with a Canon 5D Mark II

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