Within the framework of USAID and LCIF Children with Visual Impairments Project and the Support Center, visually impaired persons are doing RCA-PHV projects for the benefit of the community.
Through the Red Cross in Action-Promotion of Human Values (RCA-PHV) program, visually impaired children go through several training workshops acquiring skills in order to become active members of our society. They get trained and motivated to help and work into small group projects that benefit vulnerable communities in the society.
On May 30th 2017, random citizens gave their support to visually impaired children by purchasing handcrafts in order to provide funds for the implementation of the RCA-PHV projects.
The booth where handcrafts are being sold will be placed tomorrow as well, on 31st May 2017 in front of the South East European University’s campus in Skopje from 10:00 to 16:00.
RCA-PHV projects are part of the activities at the Support center for visually impaired at the Red Cross of Skopje. Support center implements a monthly program of activities. Some of the activities for the visually impaired persons are: computer courses, language courses, workshops on communication, presentation skills and promoting the culture of peace, tolerance and coexistence, creative workshops, etc.. The center offers social support to persons with visual impairments and their families, administrative support for the rights of the visually impaired, health prevention and raising public awareness of the needs of the visually impaired in Macedonia.
The Support center for visually impaired persons is opened every day from 09:00 to 17:00.