PURCHASING „LITTLE HELEN“
FOR THE BLIND CHILDREN OF
TALLINN HELEN SCHOOL
The price of the sculpture with the base is 70 000 EEK
The Estonian Support Union of the Deafblind wishes to donate a statue called „Little Helen“ to Tallinn Helen School, where currently study children with hearing and visual impairments and deafblindness. 2010 is the 130th anniversary of Ms. Helen Keller’s birth. To respect and honour the life and work of Ms. Helen Keller, Tallinn Helen School bears her name. The statue “Little Helen” would be a magnificent gift for the blind children, so that every morning, when they come to school, they could see and greet her, perhaps even give her a big hug.
We would like to take this occasion and thank all those who supported the idea.
Helen Keller was born in the United States on June 27th 1880 as a healthy child. Unfortunately, at the age of 1 year and 7 months, due to a serious disease, she became disabled, having both hearing and visual impairments. However, Helen Keller learned to read and write in Braille and in order to write, she learned how to use her fingers and hands. Helen received a good education and soon she became a writer and in addition to her native language, she mastered both French and German. Already as a child, Ms. Keller understood that her future commitment was to give support and aid to people who have visual impairments, deafblindness and multiple disabilities. Her whole life was committed to the promotion of these activities. Several books have been published about the life of Helen Keller. Currently, they have been translated into 49 languages. Helen Keller visited several countries in order to promote the life and activities of the deafblind. Helen Keller died at the age of 87 in 1968
To honour what Helen Keller did, the millionaire Conrad N. Hilton started a fund to support financing the training of those people, all over the world, who have decided to dedicate themselves to teaching the deafblind. For eleven years, with the support from the fund and together with the experts from the Hilton/Perkins programme, the Estonian Union of the Deafblind has been training staff in various schools in Estonia who work with deafblind children. This way the contribution of Helen Keller reaches also the deafblind children and their families in Estonia.
Information to the donators: the names of the donators will be engraved to the plate that will be attached to the base of the sculpture and also written on the list on our website
BEN ENERGY OÜ
Zita Hahn /Albersweiler/ Germany
Estonian Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
Sister Mary`s friends
ESTONIAN SUPPORT UNION OF THE DEAFBLIND
Eesti Pimekurtide Tugiliit