A project “Expanding the Center VIP Activities” begins on May 2018 at NRCB. The project is funded by the “Equal chances” procedure under the “Human resources development” Operational Programme of the EU.
The project is aimed at satisfying the needs of the visually impaired people of social contacts and rehabilitation; motivation for better employability; support access to employment; empathy of society for their problems; synergy between institutions; offering innovative and quality services, training and counseling; actions to improve prevention and access to healthcare.
The aim of the project is to create prerequisites for active social inclusion of people with visual impairments.
Activities include two information campaigns, "Happy Eyes", for screening children’s vision in kindergartens and "Living with Diabetes" - aimed at visually impaired diabetic patients.
Persons with visual impairments included in the project will have access to health, social, legal and psychological counseling as well as various rehabilitation services.
Consultations on vocational guidance and the labor market will be offered to integrated students, their families and resource teachers.
Local initiatives are planned to organize the free time of visually impaired people - creating a discussion club and organizing meetings and events.
The expected result is the prerequisites for active inclusion of visually impaired people, equal opportunities for participation in social processes and the potential for better employability.