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Spreading light in a murky world

Despite her severely impaired eyesight, Bunsiri has had the fortitude to overcome physical abuse early on and tackle daily obstacles that plague visually impaired people. Now, she's focused on a new dream _ a centre to teach blind children how to lead similarly independent lives

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Bunsiri was 15 when she ran away from home. Despite having only 20% vision she had been doing well at school. With the help of her stepfather Bunsiri had fought for years to go to school and had learned to read and write. 

BIG WORDS AND BIG DREAMS: Bunsiri reads bilingual phrases in an extra large and high contrast font from a computer screen. She taught herself English and became an assistant teacher.

Bunsiri credits her stepfather with getting her out of the confines of the house and into school.

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