Rosamund Van Leeuwen- One of the Early Volunteers with VSO- Podcast #48

Rosamund Van Leeuwen went to Singapore as a volunteer for VSO in 1963. She was only 17 at the time and visually impaired since the age of two. A school for visually impaired and blind children had just opened up in Singapore, this is where she was an instructor. She had a three-fold job which involved acting as a liaison between teachers and children, instructing children in the daytime at the school, and educating the general public in Singapore about this disability. Even though she was only in Singapore for a year, it was the most fulfilling year of her life. Rosamund was lucky enough to grow up in the Golden Age, a period she says held no barriers for travelling and working. After her experiences with VSO, she continued to travel and work for another five years before coming back to Canada in 1974.


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