On 2.2.2021 an NRCB representative took an online part in the first one of the two planned working seminars under the initiative Google.org Impact Challenge Central and Eastern Europe. With the slogan “Let’s help bridge the digital divide in Central and Eastern Europe” Google opened call for grant application by civil organizations, business and academic institutions from Central and Eastern Europe. Overall 2 million euros will be allocated in support of projects that place the digital inclusion at the base of the economic recovery.  Organizations from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia may apply for funding. More than 450 participants from the invited countries took part at the working seminar and the second seminar will be held at 23.2.2021.  

Veronika Kertikova-Tapcheva

Three month Report on the Financial Performance of the NRCB-Plovdiv and three month report on the activities performed for the period 01.10.2020-30.12.2020

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The Retina Bulgaria Association presented the Bulgarian version of the informational video “How to welcome visually impaired people to the hospital”, aiming at raising awareness of the medical care-givers on how to treat visually impaired people, who looked for help at the medical centers. The video is a product of the „Eyesight and covid-19” Project and is provided by the European Reference Network on Rare Eye Diseases (ERN-EYE), and the initiative of its creation is by SENSGENE, which has worked under this project with several French associations of people with visual impairments.

It’s a 3-minute video, which is divided into three separate parts. It shows common situations of the visually impaired people’s interactions at hospital environment: the different types of visual impairments, admission at a hospital, consultations and orientation at the hospital room.

One can see the video at the newly made Youtube channel  of the Association.  

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Once again, in 2020 Telenor confirmed its socially responsible corporate policy by implementing the program for professional development and social integration of people with disabilities – Open mind. Those disabled people, who are hired through the program, have the opportunity to work under 2-year projects on different positions in the field of marketing, sales, finance, law, technologies, etc.

The new program is expected to start in the second half of the new 2021, and more information about the program you can get at https://www.telenor.bg/bg/careers/open-mind

Veronika Kertikova-Tapcheva

A group in the social platform Facebook has become more and more popular with almost 85 000 members for its several months of creation. This is the “Buy a present from a mother of a child with disability” group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/369212334446352. All parents of children with disabilities or people with disabilities, who possess some creative talent and strong will for manifestation are welcomed to publish the beautiful works of art that are made by their hands and souls. Among these are Christmas toys and decorations, children’s toys, made by fabric, cotton, velour, ready materials, decoupage, greeting cards, hand-knitted items, souvenirs, jewelry, paintings and many, many others. People, who are willing to buy them are numerous, the orders are constant and this is a wonderful opportunity for the parents of children with disabilities and people with disabilities to find a realization and recognition of their talents, to come out of the social exclusion and give publicity to their uneasy destiny, and last, but not least – supplement their income.

Petya Koleva made and maintains a website, comprising and facilitating the choice and supply of the products, completely for free: https://kupipodarak.com/

We invite to join the Facebook group and the website, to look at the publications, to open your hearts and homes for their beauty and kindness.

Veronika Kertikova-Tapcheva