In 3-6 Sepember 2014, Timișoara hosted the training course in the field of deafblindness organised by Sense International (Romania) as part of the project Sense for life, funded by Orange Foundation and co-funded by Medicor Foundation.
This course was held for the teachers involved in the vocational project, a project which has the aim to professionally integrate young people with deafblindness. Continue reading
June – a month dedicated to people with deafblindness around the world!
“The best and most beautiful things in life cannot be seen, not even touched. They must be felt from the heart”. These words belong to Helen Keller, the best known person with deafblindness in the whole world. Every year, in June, the entire world celebrates the International Deafblind Awareness Week. In our country, Sense International (Romania) has organised various activities to mark this international celebration.
About Helen Keller:
Despite the fact that she had lost both her sight and her hearing at the early age of 19 months, Helen Keller succeeded in becoming the first deafblind person graduating a university, in 1904. With a support of a very gifted teacher – Anne Sullivan – she learnt English, French, Greek, German and Latin using Braille.
Helen Keller wrote many books and articles and she fought for the rights of people with disabilities. She contributed to the opening of many hospitals and centres for blindness prevention all over the world.
For over a decade, Sense International (Romania) has been organising, twice a year, the network meetings of teachers working with deafblind and multisensory impaired children.
Such a meeting has just taken place in Timisoara on Saturday, March 22nd. The theme was one of great importance and interest – parents and their essential role within the multidisciplinary team.
And because such a theme could not be approached in the absence of parents – key resources for specialists working with these children, we enjoyed the presence of two extraordinary parents who shared with the group their experience, happy moments as well as challenges they must deal with. Continue reading
First of all, we want to thank you all for the supporting us in the previous years, by directing 2% of your income tax to our programmes meant to support deafblind (combination of hearing and visual impairments) and multisensory impaired children. Continue reading
On December 3rd 2013, on the occasion of the International Day of People with Disabilities, Sense International (Romania) received the Excellency Award for the Involvement in the Education of Children with Special Needs, during the Edumanager.ro Awards. This award is yet another recognition of SI(R) efforts and work during the past almost 13 years in Romania, as well as a reason to continue on the challenging path of improving the quality of education for deafblind and multisensory impaired children and youth.