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Celebrating Helen Keller

Helen KellerEvery year in June, Sense International (Romania) celebrates Helen Keller’s remarkable life and courage, making the cause of deafblindness known in the whole country.

Helen Keller, probably the most representative person with deafblindness in the world, was a special human being who managed to have a beautiful and accomplished life, despite the fact she could neither see nor hear.

Keep your face to the sunshine

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow… Helen Keller

This year, 130 children, parents, teachers, doctors and other specialists from the project Early Intervention for Multisensory Impaired Babies – A Unique and Innovative Approach Initiated by the Civil Society spent wonderful days and enjoyed time together in Bucharest, Oradea, Timisoara and Iasi.

Children, alongside parents and teachers, went on boat rides on the lake, played and rode ponies, planted trees and magnolia, painted and enjoyed nature, went swimming and horse riding – everything based on sensory stimulation activities.

The project is co-financed by a grant from Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union, the Swiss-Romanian Cooperation Thematic Fund for Civil Society Participation, the Block Grant for NGOs –Social Component.

There is beauty in everything

There is beauty in everything, even in silence and darkness… Helen Keller

The project Sense for Life, funded by Orange Foundation and Medicor Foundation, was also a special occasion for mark this moment.

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Over 140 children, parents, teachers and other specialists in Arad, Bucharest, Galati, Iasi and Timisoara sang, painted, drew, went to the theater, planted flowers, flew with a plane, moulded marzipan, rode horses and watched documentary movies about the life of Helen Keller.