New campus for blind to be built in Baiyun

Updated : September 7, 2022


A rendering of Guangzhou Qiming School's Baiyun campus. [Photo/WeChat account: gz_baiyunfabu]

Baiyun district plans to build a new campus offor the Guangzhou Qiming School, which isformerly known as Guangzhou School for the Blind, local media outlets reported on Sept 5.

Located in Zhongluotan town, the new campus preparestowill buildis expected to consist of 10 buildings with a land area of 109 mu (7seven hectares) and a floorage of more than 45,000 square meters.

Vocational courses for learning massage, rehabilitation and beauty care will be added to the standard education courses provided to students from kindergarten through high school.

In order to prioritize the development of safety facilities, the campus will install high and low railings alongside the stairs, non-slip floor tiles in barrier-free restrooms, and place safety materials on the building's sharp exterior corners.

The school plans to complete construction by the end of 2022 and open its doors in second half of 2023. By adding 750 more students, the school hopes to surpass all other blind schools in Asia in terms of size, enrollment, and the depth of its academic offerings.

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