On Sunday at the Book Fair held a promotion of the book “Tales from the Secret Forest” by author Alma Rastoder. The book is written in three languages Macedonian, Bosnian and Albanian. Certainly in this promotion, the The USAID and LCIF Children with Visual Impairments Project was involved in the adaptation and printing of the book on Braille for the blind and people with visual impairments in all three languages.
On May 8, 2019 a training workshop for proper interaction with visually impaired persons was held for caregivers of persons with special needs. The training consisted of advice on proper treatment of persons with visual impairments, demonstration through simulation of exercises of real situations with which they face on a daily basis and presentation of the educational video. Merging beneficiaries with personal assistants from the program for training of personal assistants.
Classes at the Resource Centers are fully held according to the weekly schedule. A total of 50 teaching classes were held at the four Resource Centers in Veles, Shtip, Tetovo and Bitola (excl. the school for the blind in Skopje).
Weekly highlight: Math class in Shtip – multiplication and division by 9. Arts class – drawing the portrait of Goce Delcev with the help of light stand.
The USAID and LCIF Children with Visual Impairments Project continuously implements the screenings as well as the support for their implementation in the service of the citizens. In the Skopje Zoo participants were eye-screened, assisted by local Lions Clubs.
The USAID and LCIF Children with Visual Impairments Project during the celebration of a joint event on Vodno with Lions clubs, Mountaineering club Bistra , Petar Rendzov and Tumbao Salsa band contributed with screening and measuring of ocular pressure.