School principal devoted to bringing wider world to students with visual impairment

Updated:Dec 03,2020 09:49 AM Xinhua


Xi Weijing, head of the Wuhu School for the Blind, sorts out new books in Braille at the school in Wuhu City, east China's Anhui Province, Nov. 26, 2020.

Xi Weijing's parents are both visually-impaired. Her father Xi Manqiao set up a private school for the blind in 1979, devoting all his energy to the work of the school. After her father died of illness in 1994, Xi Weijing, then in her 20s, took the burden and became the second principal of the Wuhu School for the Blind. With the support of local government, the Wuhu School for the Blind has been relocated several times and its operating conditions have been greatly improved. At present, the school has more than 30 full-time teachers and more than 200 students. With a belief that special education is not only about imparting knowledge, but more importantly, shaping souls, Xi Weijing and her colleagues insisted on being students' friends. She set up several bands for the students, improved the vocational education on massage therapy, and encouraged students to take the college entrance exam for the blind. "I will devote my whole life to the school, bringing a wider world to them." Xi Weijing said. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)


Xi Weijing, head of the Wuhu School for the Blind, gives a class for students with visual impairment at the school in Wuhu City, east China's Anhui Province, Nov. 26, 2020.

Xi Weijing (2nd L), head of the Wuhu School for the Blind, celebrates birthday for students born in November at the school in Wuhu City, east China's Anhui Province, Nov. 26, 2020.

Xi Weijing (2nd L), head of the Wuhu School for the Blind, leads the students to their seats during the music rehearsal at the school in Wuhu City, east China's Anhui Province, Nov. 25, 2020.

Xi Weijing, head of the Wuhu School for the Blind, has meal together with her student at the canteen of the school in Wuhu City, east China's Anhui Province, Nov. 26, 2020.

Xi Weijing, head of the Wuhu School for the Blind, helps a student to tidy up belongings while inspecting dormitories at the school in Wuhu City, east China's Anhui Province, Nov. 25, 2020.

Xi Weijing, head of the Wuhu School for the Blind, asks a student about her living and study condition at the school in Wuhu City, east China's Anhui Province, Nov. 25, 2020.