It isn’t very nice to say goodbye. So we rather say: Thanks so much Dialogue in the Dark Bangalore!
After more than 2 years of operation and more than 50,000 visitors, DiD Bangalore closed some days ago.
This DiD hub employed 6 blind persons and offered exhibition tours, workshops and taste of darkness restaurant experiences.
Faizal K.A, a blind master trainer working with our local partner, trained the blind guides team in Bangalore in October 2014. And he shared with us this anecdote: “Last week there was a group of 3 who went to Bangalore to experience Dialogue in the Dark and they came to know that the experience is temporarily shut down and then they came to Chennai to experience the Dialogue in the dark exhibition tour. The distance between Bangalore and Chennai is approx 400 kms.”
Wow! They really wanted to experience Dialogue in the Dark!
A memorable story of impact from DiD Bangalore occurred last year when a 12th class school student who visited the hub with his mum was so impacted that he decided to create “Bee My Guide”, an app to support blind persons. Read the article about it here.
On behalf of DSE, congratulations to our great partners ACE Experiences Asia Private Limited and to the blind guides and staff of DiD Bangalore. Thanks to all and thanks to the visitors. And let’s hope this is only a temporary goodbye!