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Welcome to the Dark Side

  ARE you afraid of the dark? If your answer is yes, people with visual loss or impairment may convince you that life can be just as colourful in their world. In fact, living in pitch-darkness doesn’t limit them from carrying out day to-day tasks shared by most people, as I learnt recently at the Malaysian franchise of Dialogue in the Dark (DID), a social enterprise that’s present in over 30 countries. I had the privilege of walking 45 minutes in the shoes of the blind through DID’s exhibition in Sunway University,…

在黑暗对话训练营 柳萤:我们都在彼此身边

体育 4 May 2015 16:30   (吉隆坡4日讯)马来西亚苏迪曼杯羽球队昨日展开首日集中训练营活动,由于是周日,羽球队没有训练,所以羽总安排他们参加团队建设与心理培训活动,加强团队合作精神。 工作人员也看不到 入选苏杯大部分国手都有参加,当中包括队长李宗伟、陈炳顺、吴柳萤、麦喜俊、黄辉颖、詹俊为、邹美君、艾美丽雅、郑清忆与林吟芳,男双吴伟申与陈煒强因还在纽西兰而缺席,女双温可微与许嘉雯另有任务也缺席。 在技术总监弗洛斯与单打教练叶橙旺带领下,昨日前往八打灵再也某商场,参加“在黑暗对话”(dialogue in the dark)团队对话体验。 混双名將吴柳萤受询时指出:“活动在一间完全看不见的暗室进行,可说伸手不见五指。我们分为2小组,包括教练一组有8人,在这个过程,你是完全看不到对手。” 她指出:“刚开始要进去的时候很多人都很慌,因为黑漆漆一片,我们只好更贴近队友,確定他们都在身边。 工作人员会给我们指示,我们必须在限定时间內完成任务。这些任务包括比如叫你去买东西,叫你过桥,纪录下你碰到的与听到的东西等等。” “活动一共有3个环节。 我们花了一个小时20分钟才完成。值得一提,带领我们的工作人员其实他们都是看不到的,其实真的是打从心里佩服他们。” 她补充:“这次的活动也让我们感觉到,整个团队在一起的力量,在里面的时候,感觉到对方的存在真好。 用心判断每一个他 每个人都时时刻刻確定,队友都在身边。当你看得见的时候,你会用你的眼睛去看每一个身边的人,每个人和你都会有一个距离;当你只能听的时候,你会去感受,用心去判断你身边的每一个他。” 活动结束后,成员与教练还一起共进晚餐交流,以便进一步促进彼此之间感情。 弗洛斯今日受询时表示:“活动进行得很顺利,团队气氛不错,大家的团队精神都很好,希望这种精神能够保持下去。”  

Making sense of a life without sight- The Star online

Check out The Star article here “We chose to conduct the workshop for children because they learn best through experiences and engaging in stimulating activities. As future leaders, it is important that they develop tolerance and empathy. “We strongly believe that we have a role to play in reaching out to our employees, connecting them to our brand and building trust. “This is the most powerful way to empower employees to become your biggest brand advocates, increase innovation and change the business result,” Seah said.