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First MTE training course in Switzerland launched

Four MTE candidates in Geneva passed the assessment and started the training on 17th May

Despite challenging circumstances due to the Covid19 pandemic our Swiss team was able to complete an important milestone on their path to implement the discovering hands model in Switzerland: Under the guidance of the trainers Martial Robellaz and Guillermina Chaillou, four motivated candidates recently started their training to become the first Medical Tactile Examiners (MTEs) in Switzerland. “It was an exciting day for everybody when we launched the training course.

We are now pioneers in Switzerland as, for the first time, people with a visual impairment will be trained to get access to the medical sector as healthcare professionals. All our candidates are very ambitious and are working hard to proof that their special skills can make the difference in saving women’s lifes.” says Martial Robellaz. 

And the four MTE candidates add: “This vocational training which is tailor-made to our needs and talents opens up a completely new path for us – without our eyes, but with our hands that can change the destinies of others.” We wish our Swiss team good luck for the intense and interesting upcoming months and will keep you all posted on the training progress.