The National seminar of the organizations for the vulnerable groups was held on 15th and 16th April,2022 at the “Youth activities” Municipal enterprise, in the framework of the Youth center, which was founded under the “Youth center Plovdiv – a powerful factor for local development” Project. Representatives from Youth centers and educational institutions from all over the country – schools and kinder gardens – were present at it.
The National Career days were held on 5th April 19, 2022, at the Congress center at the Plovdiv International Fair. More than 30 companies from all economic fields - trade, manufacture, tourism, IT, human resources – took part in it. Their representatives welcomed the visitors at individual stands and told them about the opportunities for job realization and career enhancement. A representative of the NRCB also visited the event and met representatives of Liebherr, Kaufland, Billa, Telus Bulgaria, Latecoere Bulgaria, ABB, Grand hotel Plovdiv, EVN, discussing with them the opportunities for job inclusion of visually impaired people. We accompanied a person with visual disability and presented his skills, education and professional background to some of the employers and we assisted his application with them. The general feedback from all of the employers was that they are seeking motivated candidates and give everyone a chance at the job application process.
The world arm-wrestling championship was held from 24.11.2021 till 3.12.2021 in Bucharest, Rumania. Part of it was the XXIII Arm-wrestling championship for people with disabilities. Bulgaria was represented by a national team of more than 20 participants from the whole country. The Plovdiv participants were from arm-wrestling club Izgrev – Plovdiv – Asya Burova and Emka Tanova, who train in the sports centre, located at the National rehabilitation for the blind center, Plovdiv, under the guidance of Marin Peychev – assistant-teacher in physical education and rehabilitation in the NRCB. The two competitors once again won prize positions. Marin Peychev also took part in the competition and won 3rd prize in Right hand and 4th prize in Left hand, thus completing another successful yeat for the Bulgarian athletes with visual disabilities.
Three month Report on the Financial Performance of the NRCB-Plovdiv and three month report on the activities performed for the period 01.10.2021-30.12.2021
We celebrate the International Day of the white cane on 15th October. It all began in 1921, when James Bigs – a photographer from Bristol, UK, loses his sight after an accident. Since the traffic in his neighborhood was extremely heavy, he painted the cane he used as an assisting device white so that it became more visible for the others. In 1931 the mayor of Paris realized the idea to paint in white the canes blind people were using and the white color be used as a symbol of a visual disability and in the same year a national program for visually impaired people’s movement started in France. In 1943 in Pennsylvania doctor Richard Hoover, working in a military hospital invents the long white cane. This invention was provoked by the difficult situation that his blind patients were in. Due to bombing danger, the hospital was situated into the woods and in several distant buildings, which impeded the movement of the visually impaired.
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