Until recently, blind children could be educated exclusively in the conditions of special schools, which in Ukraine there are only 4 (Lviv, Kiev, Odessa, Kharkov). In 2011, the Lviv Regional Fund of Social Protection and Recovery of the Blind – USI organized inclusive education for blind children outside a special boarding school.
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Lviv Regional Fund of Social Protection and Recovery of the Blind was established on July 27, 1992. The Fund specializes in providing aid for the sight-disabled of I and II groups. http://www.openlife.lviv.ua/
These people are unlucky twice. The aim of our project is to purchase the Sensolite Nova Plus glucometers and test strips for them for residents of Lviv and Lviv region who are suffering from diabetes mellitus type I (insulin-dependent) and lost sight as a result of its complications, and also have a complex other concomitant complication.
Recently, blind children could be educated exclusively in a special boarding schools, which there are just 6 in Ukraine. However, in 2011 the Lviv regional branch of the NGO "Ukrainian Union of Disabled – UUD" implemented the first case of inclusion born blind child outside the special school. Now the girl's studying in the 4th grade of the ordinary school with 26 healthy children. For the 3 years, considerable work was done to help blind children they were able to learn in ordinary schools. Help bring this project to life!
It's hard to imagine life without traveling or even simple walking in the park. However, there are people for whom the usual walk becomes an event about which they will remember for a long time, sitting at home and viewing the familiar landscape picture outside the window. Young people with problems of the musculoskeletal system, moving only with the wheelchair, are limited to the usual things for ordinary people, although last summer they were lucky to visit Shatsk for a FEW DAYS. It was something unheard of – to sleep in a tent with your friends and just to sit on the margin of a lake... Earlier they were in the Carpathians. This's the whole world for the 25-year-old people.
Today blind children can get an education only in special boarding schools, which are only 6 in Ukraine. In spite of satisfactory methodological, but unsatisfactory technical base, study in a special boarding school for every blind child means long-time separation from parents and as a result family values collapse, the mentality of the blind child suffers, because such child after habituating to the special boarding school feels him/herself left by parents.
The day you come to an ancient temple of art and find yourself captured by its wonderful music, you understand that wonders happen to ones who are in pleasurable anticipation of it. Creative project “OpenLife” became a sheer miracle for “special” characters of our story. It is a joint project that involves collaboration of the orchestra of M. Zankovetska Ukrainian Drama Theatre and talented blind artists from all over Ukraine. And now we can provide assistance for this creative project in concerts organization.