With the aim to reduce the finger print, Prayatna Nepal has conducted 2 days signature technique training for blind women from Gorkha and Tanahu district. The objective of the training was to sensitize visually impaired women on the structure of sighted alphabet and develop their own signature instead of finger print. MS. Sarita Lamichhane , chair person of Prayatna Nepal has facilitated the opening session of training.. She welcomed all the participants and highlighted the objective of the training along with the introduction of Prayatna Nepal. Afterwards, MS. Lamichhane had handover the floor to the facilitator of the training. The session was begun with the introduction of all participants. That time, participants shared their expectation of training along with introduction. While all participants were giving their introduction, we, organizer team got to know that all participants have their own bank account but none of them are using signature. They are using finger print in bank accounts and all other documents where they need to do signature.
After introduction the facilitator explained about training. She says that,” This training is very different from the other trainings you have taken before. It has more practical sessions. At first we will practice writing on a slate and after that you will sign in a normal way. For that, you need to do regular practice.” After that, session had moved on. First day they had practiced in slate to recognize sighted letters like A to Z and on second day they practiced in paper to write sighted letters and to make signatures using their own name and surnames. In the last day of training, they got opportunity to feel the shape of alphabets and numbers too. They were feeling very happy when they touched those things. Among 13 participants Manisha Pokhrel and Meena Bhujel made significant progress on signature.
In last session of the second day we took feedback from each participant. They had suggested the organizer team to provide the further refresher trainings to eradicate the finger print completely. We accomplished training in good and sound environment.