NEWS

A guest from France – Rene Breton

On October, 12 NRCB welcomed a dear guest from France – Rene Breton, the President of the National Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired (UNADEV) in France, winner of the Order of the Honourable legion...
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Donation by the Rotary Club

This year NRCB celebrated the Day of the white cane with a generous donation by the Rotary Club – Philipopol District 2482 ...
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An open-air tactile project

The Center for Visual and Multisensory Art in Plovdiv will present an open-air tactile project called “THE HIDDEN MONUMENTS – THE UNWITNESSED BODIES OF THE CITY” on October 12 ...
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NRBC starts the admission of candidates for vocational training for 2013

A “Developing skills in applying for a job at the free labor market” training workshop will take place on September, 27, 2013 at the building of the NRCB ...
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NRBC starts the admission of candidates for vocational training for 2013

The National Rehabilitation for the Blind Centre in Plovdiv announces that in 28th and 29th May there will be conducted interviews with visually impaired people, willing to be vocationally trained for masseurs ...
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STEP-IVI Partners’ meeting

The second partner’s meeting under the STEP-IVI project, in which NRBC takes part, was held in Plovdiv on March 11 until March 14. It was attended by representatives of all organizations under the project, and the participators ...
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The second European Fair of social enterprises and cooperations of people with disabilities

The second European Fair of social enterprises and cooperations of people with disabilities takes place from 21st March till 24th March, 2013 at the 6th Pavilion of the Plovdiv Fair. The organizers of this forum are the European Commission,
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The project is “Center for Mutual Assistance, Integration and Support”

From January 1, 2013, the National Rehabilitation for the Blind Center starts working on a new project, under the Operational Programme “Human Resources Development”
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A Charity Exhibition – Bazaar

A charity exhibition-bazaar of pictures and pottery products was opened on December, 3 – the International Day of Disabled People, at Trakart Culture Center in Plovdiv.
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A walk through the Sofia City Art Gallery in darkness

The Sofia City Art Gallery and the Swedish company Ognyanovo K, part of Plena Group, organize a unique charity evening on December, 3rd at 18:30. This event will provoke the guests to experience art from a different perspective – the one of people with visual impairments.
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For the first time in Bulgaria – a social experiment “Dinner in the dark”

On June 26th, 2012, at “History” Restaurant in Plovdiv, the National Rehabilitation for the Blind Center and Cultural Center Museum Trakart held a unique event, unknown to our city until now – “Dinner in the dark”
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Experts  from the Operational Programme “Human Resources Development  visited NRBC   

Experts from the Operational Programme “Human Resources Development “ and EU deputies visited NRBC on May 29, within the bounds of the Annual Information Campaign under OP HRD.
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A National conference “The art therapy as a form of rehabilitation”

National conference “The art therapy as a form of rehabilitation” was held on April, 27, 2012 at the Cultural Center of UBB in Plovdiv
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NRBC starts the admission of candidates for vocational training

In April 2012 the National Rehabilitation for the Blind Centre in Plovdiv starts admitting applications by visually impaired people from the whole country, wishing to join vocational trainings.
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Advanced computers training

From 13 till 24 June, 2011, advanced computer training for visually impaired people took place at the NRCB, Plovdiv.
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Training of trainers

On 9th and 10th June, 2011, the NRCB held a training of trainers for the needs of Lions’ club, Stara Zagora of computer specialists
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Vocational training at the NRCB in 2011

In June, 2011, the vocational training of 16 visually impaired trainees from the whole country started at the NRCB, Plovdiv.
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For the purposes of the Republic of Serbia

From 9 May to 7 June 2011 was trained instructor complex Panic Vasco Serbian citizen for purposes of the Republic of Serbia.
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Interviews for admission to the visually impaired persons wishing to professional courses

From 2nd till 10th June, 2011, the NRCB organizes entry interviews for admitting the visually impaired candidates to the vocational courses in Massage and Office-secretary for 2011.
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Training for sitting for European Computer Driving License

From September, 13 till November, 26, 2010 a training for sitting for European Computer Driving License was held at the National Rehabilitation Centre for the Blind, Plovdiv. Visually impaired people from the whole country took part in the training and they got new knowledge in the frameworks of 4 modules from the current version of the curriculum - Syllabus 5.0. 
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Training for sitting for European Computer Driving License

From July, 5 till July, 30, 2010 training for sitting for European Computer Driving License was held at the National Rehabilitation Centre for the Blind, Plovdiv. Visually impaired people from the whole country took part in the training and they got new knowledge in the frameworks of 3 modules from the current version of the curriculum - Syllabus 5.0. The training ended with an exam for getting the START certificate under the ECDL standard.
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A visit by colleagues from the French institute for rehabilitation of visually and hearing disabled people Monteclair.

From 12 till 19 May five colleagues from the Monteclair Institute for visually and hearing disabled people, Angers, France, visited the NRCB
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NRCB’s Intra-organizational training in ICF

ICFOn 8 and 9 March, 2010, an intra-organizational NRCB training on the international classification ICF took place in the framework of the ICFproVIP Project, partner in which is the Center. It included presenting to the colleagues the ideas, principles, mechanisms and the instruments of the ICF, some practical tasks with a following discussion and dissemination of informational materials on the project and the Classification itself. The training ended with a discussion of its applicability in Bulgaria and setting some questions and topics for the next partners’ meeting in Duren, Germany.


Second partners meeting on the ICFproVIP Project

    The second partners meeting on the ICFproVIP Project, in which the NRCB is a participant, took place from 26 to 30 January in the Netherlands.
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Social enterprise Labor office for visually impaired people

    In January, 2010, the Association “Center for support of the social integration – priorities” with the partnership of Rehabilitation for the Blind Foundation started the realization of a project “Establishing a social enterprise Labor office for visually impaired people”.
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Free of charge medical examinations at the NRCB

Ехографски прегледIn January 2010, “Intercomplex” Ltd funded the execution of medical echography examinations ( echography of abdominal organs and echography of pelvic organs) at the National rehabilitation Center for the Blind. Over 120 visually impaired people from Plovdiv and the environs and their relatives were examined, diagnosed and consulted by a specialized medical team, who has come at the place for 3 weeks to execute the examinations.


A new license for the NRCB

On 28.12.2009 the NRCB got a license from the State Agency for children’s protection for providing the following social service for children – a Center for social rehabilitation and integration of disabled children. Thus the organization broadens the scope of clients, who may get training and rehabilitation by covering the needs of visually impaired children.


09 - 16 December 2009 A Project under the Leonardo da Vinci Program – exchange of specialists “Mutual collaboration” with the Monteclair Institute – Angers, France.
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ECDLFrom 02. November to 02. December 2009 a course for European certificate for computer skills (ECDL) took place.

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On 12 November 2009 the training in massage – part of profession Cosmetics ended with state exams.


2 - 5 November 2009. The first seminar of the partners in the international project ICFproVIP under the Leonardo da Vinci Program of the EU took place in Plovdiv.
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From 12 October to 23 October 2009 a course for training of general instructors was held: Zhivko Zhechev – Center for social rehabilitation and integration, Shabla; Tania Iankova – Center for social rehabilitation and integration, Topolovgrad;
Anna Roideva, Vania Tasheva, Deian Slavov- National association of the deaf-blind, Plovdiv.


The training in the Massage professional course started

    On 22 June 2009 at the NRCB – Plovdiv started the training in vocational course of Cosmetics, part Massage.
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11 June 2009 On 17, 18 and 19 June an entry test for the Massage specialty will take place.
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11 June 2009 A seminar for Braille literacy for mainstream teachers
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09 June 2009 A new acquisition for the NRBC and for all visually impaired in the country
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11 Маy 2009 г. Two new courses in initial computer literacy.
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Обучение по компютърна грамотност с ефективно използване на остатъчно зрение
    The first course for the 2009 in initial computer literacy ended on 17 April
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From 30 March to 10 April at the NRCB was held a training of six instructors of guide dogs from the Eyes on four paws” Foundation, Sofia  


    23 and 24 March – the first centralized competition for disabled people was held
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  On 13 November 2008 at the NRCB was celebrated the international day of visually impaired people by a theme seminar “Career development of visually impaired people”.
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    6 June 2008
The maintenance of the domain www.rehcenter.eu is suspended


    11 April 2008
The renovated website of the National rehabilitation for the blind center is launched. We try to make information better arranged, accessible and user friendly in it.
We wish you a nice stay!


last update 11.08.11