With 14 participants of all six project partners, the 5th meeting startet on November 8th, 2022 in Valladolid, Spain. The ASPAYM foundation is hosting this meeting. Subject of this meeting is discussing the results of all learning activities. Experiences of theses events require some updates for both curricula and some learning materials.
During the second day, several ideas for continuing the common activities for the post project phase will be discussed.
On 26 and 27 September 2022 in the town of Dryanovo The National Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and the Union of the Blind in Bulgaria organized and held an informative training seminar on the changes in the legal framework regulating social services. The training was attended by managers and specialists from the Centers for Social Rehabilitation and Integration in Pernik, Gabrovo, Ruse, Shumen, Varna, Burgas, Sliven, Kardzhali and NRCB. Lecturers at the seminar were representatives of the Agency for Quality of Social Services - Nadia Dzhunova - Head of the Department "South Central" in the Directorate "Control, Monitoring and Licensing of Social Services" and Hristina Panteva - Head of the Department "Northeast" in the same Directorate. The lecturers provided up-to-date information on various texts of the Law on Social Services and the Regulations for its implementation, the Regulation on the criteria and standards for social services for children, the Regulation on the quality of social services and others. Sufficient time was also given to answer and discuss the numerous questions raised by the audience regarding the practical aspects of the topics discussed.
The National Rehabilitation Center for the Blind, together with the three Plovdiv Lions Clubs - Plovdiv-Philippopolis, Plovdiv, Evridika, launched the fifth edition of the campaign "Merry Eyes" in the kindergartens in the city. Within its framework, preventive examinations of the functional vision of children from the preparatory groups of the kindergartens are carried out. The examination takes the form of a game, engaging the child's vision through sound and picture, which is automatically analysed by a special apparatus that checks the cornea of the eyes, registers whether there is evidence of hyperopia and myopia, and compares the pupil sizes of the two eyes. The aim is the prevention of children's vision, and a specially trained specialist notes and interprets the results. Parents of children who are found to have a deviation from visual norms are advised and guided for a follow-up consultation with an ophthalmologist.
Participants from all partner organizations from Bulgaria, Italy, Slovenia and Austria took part in the meeting.
The following subjects were discussed during the meeting:
- Dissemination activities.
- Revising, editing, and completing the O.M.D.E.R. Manual.
- Discussing ideas on the new /the last one/ newsletter and its contents.
- Presenting and discussing the new logo of the project.
- Discussing the final reports.
Three month Report on the Financial Performance of the NRCB-Plovdiv and three month report on the activities performed for the period 01.7.2022-30.9.2022
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