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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis
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By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Jul 2016

Paralympian Osvaldas Bareikis is preparing for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
25 Jul 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
25 Jul 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
25 Jul 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
25 Jul 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
25 Jul 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
25 Jul 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
25 Jul 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
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By Berta Tilmantaite
25 Jul 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
25 Jul 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
25 Jul 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
25 Jul 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
25 Jul 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
25 Jul 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
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By Berta Tilmantaite
25 Jul 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
25 Jul 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
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By Berta Tilmantaite
25 Jul 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Blind Man Founds School for Visually ...
Yaounde, Cameroon
By Dzekashu Macviban
19 Feb 2015

Life for visually impaired people in Cameroon is a constant battle, given that they are discriminated upon, a phenomenon which condemns some of them to live in solitude and mendicancy. Even though many of them are undocumented and often ignored by society, this doesn’t stop them from being ambitious and entrepreneurial. This is the case with Coco Bertin, who runs CJARC, one of Cameroon’s most solicited rehabilitation centres for the visually impaired. Bertin speaks fondly of his centre, saying “I am morally gratified by the fact that I am able to help other people, so that they can share in my happiness.” 
Upon graduating in 1986, Coco Bertin, who is visually impaired, received a modest financial incentive of CFA 61.500 from the Rehabilitation Institute for the Blind in Buea. Rather than indulge in mendicancy as is the case with so many blind people, he decided to start an organisation that could provide strategic education for the visually impaired. This decision was greatly influenced by the fact that people with disabilities who go to school find it very difficult coping with a system which does not take them into account when drawing the curriculum. 
In order to achieve this, he started working on the furniture for his organisation, which he named COJARY (it was later renamed CJARC [Club des Jeunes Aveugles Réhabilités du Cameroun] in 1988) from his bedroom in his parents’ house, and as well joined forces with Martin Luther, another visually impaired person who graduated from the same school as himself. From Bertin’s parents’ bedroom, the activities moved to the veranda of the Departmental Delegation of Social Affairs in the Essos neighbourhood. 

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