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.
Three month Report on the Financial Performance of the NRCB-Plovdiv and three month report on the activities performed for the period 01.07.2021-30.09.2021
The Exhibition “Colors in the darkness” was opened on 30.9.2021 in Plovdiv, Archeological subway. It shows the visitors and viewers the art achievements of the visually impaired people in Bulgaria. The exhibition was organized under the “Colors in the darkness – 55 years of integration through art for the visually impaired people in Bulgaria”, implemented by the National rehabilitation for the blind Center, Plovdiv, funded by the Agency for disabled people under the Ministry of labor and social policy of the Republic of Bulgaria. Visually impaired artists under the guidance of qualified mentors have been crafting ceramic and art works of art in the NRCB’s workshop for 6 months now. The present exhibition aims at showing the wide public their works of art, thus popularizing and socializing the works of art of visually impaired people, proving their high artistic value. Diplomas of art contribution and high artistic achievements were handed to the artists.
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