Goal of the event:
With this event, we wanted to make our international students feel the same sensations that a blind person would feel when it comes to have dinner, a simple action we all do everyday.
Short description of the event:
The activity was put in practice with the aim of raising awareness about blind people among our international students. We took with us sleeping masks and made the students wear them while having dinner, this way they couldn't watch and could experience what a blind person feels while having dinner.
We wanted to make it as an international dinner, so the international students and ESNers prepared their own food and took it to the place where the activity was carried out. When all the students arrived and wore the sleeping masks, ESNers took the international students to the tables to help them take seats.
When they were all sat, we explained what the project ExchangeAbility is. Then, ESNers served the food and ordered drinks in bar. At the end, we did a general feedback about the event, we asked the students how they have felt and if they liked the activity.
How did your event go?:
The feedback from participants was very good. They enjoyed so much the experience and we will do the activity again.