9th October 2015An Awareness and training workshop on Safe and Independent mobility was organized in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by Bahiru Abbas Advertising Ltd. on 9th October 2015. The organizers of the workshop created a lot of awareness about the utilities and benefits of the SmartCane device for the visually impaired community through a radio show on assistive technology aired on dotcom radio. Huge number of visually impaired participants registered for the workshop through this show. A joint team of trainers from IIT Delhi and Saksham participated in the event. More than 200 visually impaired persons participated in the event along with their family members and friends. The participants were educated about the functions, benefits and usefulness of the SmartCane device for their day to day mobility. Basic training was imparted by the trainers to all the participants. In addition, 10 SmartCane devices were donated to the beneficiaries from different backgrounds. This distribution was supported by the donors connected to the dotcom radio show. All the beneficiaries were then trained to use the SmartCane device in real life scenarios. A representative from the Ethiopian Bureau of Labour and Social Affairs affirmed the participants that they would take concrete steps to ensure that SmartCane reaches to all the visually impaired people in Ethiopia in near future.