Within the project "Creating conditions for better social inclusion of people with disabilities in the South-East planning region" funded by the Ministry of Local Self-Government and the Swiss Agency for development and cooperation, a series of trainings were held on gaining skills for occupational orientation and rules for playing of the Paralympic sports discipline "Boccia" in 4 Day Centers for people with disabilities in the South-East planning region.

 

 

Within the project "Creating conditions for better social inclusion of people with disabilities in the South-East planning region" funded by the Ministry of Local Self-Government and the Swiss Agency for development and cooperation, a series of trainings were held on gaining skills for occupational orientation and rules for playing of the Paralympic sports discipline "Boccia" in 4 Day Centers for people with disabilities in the South-East planning region.

Participants in the trainings were employees and volunteers, users and parents of users in the Day Care Centers who through theoretical and practical sessions got acquainted with the rules of playing the Paralympic sports discipline Boccia, textile printing techniques with the help of screen printing, making handmade decorations with various themes with the help of a Potters’ wheel and silicone molds.

Namely, within the project, implemented by the Centre for development of the South-East planning region, the Day Centers for persons with disabilities in Valandovo, Gevgelija, Radovish and Strumica are equipped with props and equipment for work occupation, psychomotor development and access to any object.

Potter’s wheel, weaving loom, equipment for the sport Boccia, screen printing for printing various topics on fabric and paper, Crawlers stair lift, tricycles, interactive devices, soft play equipment and various materials for making decorative souvenirs are part of the equipment that enriches the existing educational program that the end users have received, while the provided transporters for wheelchairs (Crawler stair lift) in the future will enable uninterrupted participation of these people in various events that take place inside objects that do not have adequate access for people with physical disabilities.

It is a project that contributes in the field of raising awareness for the inclusion of people with various disabilities in the social life in the region as well as improving the daily stay in the Day Centers.

The procured equipment and the acquired knowledge will enable long-term changes in the way of working with people with various disabilities regarding the improvement of working capabilities, increasing labor market and social inclusion involvement at regional level.

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