Winston-Salem, NC-- When was the last time you saw a schoolhouse, much less a red one? Well, it seems Old school is now a new school, with a learning twist.
The Industries for the Blind announced Tuesday, plans to build a Little Red School House. The school will serve as an independent learning center for adults and children who are blind.
The school will focus on Living, Learning and Playing, but will include a Daily Living Skills Lab to teach the key skills needed for maximum independence such as orientation and mobility, home management and self-care. A fully equipped Learning Center will provide work stations and equipment for computer training and house an extensive audio library. A dedicated arts & crafts room, large meeting rooms and playground will act as a hub for a variety of recreational activities.
Industries for the Blind (IFB) is the country's largest employer of people who are blind. They plan to use the center to expand its training programs and services. The Little Red Schoolhouse will open its doors in spring 2012.
In addition to IFB's commitment to training and employment, the organization also provides a variety of services and resources to its employees and those in community who are blind or visually impaired.