Ms Lee and research consultant Hidayah Amin, together invested amount of $500 for 30 copies of ‘The Mango Tree’ in Braille. It is a book which removes the barrier between those who are suffering from visual impairment and the one with perfect vision. It consists of embossed dots, depicting the outline of a tree.
Although the authors don’t know Braille yet, they put their efforts and investment with the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) to do the conversion of this book. With an aim to develop some good books that all children can enjoy and which provides education to the children with visual impairment and other special needs, this book was written. Thus, they came up with an idea of this picture book. While there were 30 copies, out of which 15 were donated to the National Library Board, the Lighthouse School and SAVH. From the left 15, six have been sold for $20 each. The duo is now planning to produce more books in Braille in future!