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Sep 20, 2016

Books for the blind children are very necessary

Dear friends!


Thanks to everyone for the support of the project Create Braille Books

for 1000 Blind Children!

Our children need very much your help and attention to our project. During the reporting period we created 4 new Braille books in Ukrainian language, 2 in English language. These books were received by 50 children from Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Lutsk, Slavic, Kyiv – Ukraine

In July our resource center "World at Your Fingertips" together with Polish partners held a seminar for mothers and visually impaired children from all over Ukraine. Within 5 days, 30 mothers with children studied methods of work with books and embossed patterns, learned to produce tactile aids. Together with their mothers Center specialists have designed and manufactured a tactile book "Matryoshka" for the development of motor skills of children’s hands. At the end of the workshop, each family was presented with a set of books and tactile aids.

We are impressed by the successes of our blind readers. Their number is constantly growing.

In August, the project work has been aimed at preparing literature for students. It is the second year as we support the three blind children who are studying at secondary schools attending inclusive program. For them, we adapt the necessary literature in Braille. We printed didactic manual in Braille for the mathematics lessons in primary school. Now blind children will be easier to remember the multiplication table.

Currently we are preparing for the opening of the first in Ukraine “Bookshelves for all" in the children's library and a bookstore.

 

Dear donors, we hope to impress you with our progress more and more! Please follow our updates and project reports and support us again! Our Blind children need the books! They want to read!

 

Best regards,


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Jun 20, 2016

We take participate in the international exhibition

Dear friends!

Thank you all for your support!

We appreciate your donations that you provide to our project and help the blind children learn new things, learn how to read and study, enjoy the book s and share great tales with their peers.

More than 5 new Ukrainian-language books for children were adapted for Braille readers.Children who are visually impaired are now enjoying Braille books, improve their reading skills, share the stories and discuss the tales with their sighted peers.

The most remarkable event during the reporting period was the participation of our Braille Studio in the 6th International Exhibition of books - "Book Arsenal" in Kiev. Famous sculptor Julia Segal has designed the well-knownsculpture of Louis Braille specifically for our exposition on "Book Arsenal". Children enthusiastically touched his sculpture. They got acquainted with the person who invented Braille font.

For the first time Ukrainian books for the blind children designed for All (Braille with relief drawings) were presented along with the books of well-known publishers. At the exhibition the little blind readers learned about such book as "Cap and Keith," "Pumpkin year", "Nesluhi veredul". They got acquainted with contemporary Ukrainian writer Katerina Babkina and Larissa Nitsoy, the children asked question with enthusiasm and joy.At the exhibition "Book Arsenal" we presented the well-known tale of blind writer and traveler Vasiliy Yeroshenko "Close cell" and "Eagle's soul." His books were written in Japanese and translated into Ukrainian by Julia Patlan/

On May 17, 2016, we have become partners of the Kharkiv Literature Museum duringthe festival "Eye to eye", the aim was to overcome negative stereotypes when dealing with sighted and blind people. Our organization was responsible for the children's program of the festival.

Children got acquainted with new books published in Braille, draw, play board games with their sighted peers. Parents learned to make tactile books, got acquainted with the experts, tried to read and learn patterns with their eyes closed.

We are excited about our progress and echievements. We shaere them with joy! And we are especially happy that the visually impaired children are now able to enjoy the books, wonderful tales, their lives became more joyful and happy!

Dear supporters, thank you for your support again and please follow progress, support our projects again and share our stories!

Best regards,

Valentina Butenko

Mar 22, 2016

Our books become known

We share experiences
We share experiences

Dear  friends,

Thank you very much for the fact that you support us!

Because of your help, blind children in Ukraine receive more and more new books modern children's writers.

We found new friends Ukrainian writer Larisa Nitsoy and Katerina Babkina.

 

We are pleased to transmit to you reviews of books parents and children.
1. During the reporting period, our experts adapted and published 4 new books in Braille edition of 50 pieces, which were given free to libraries for blind children in Kharkov, Kiev, Nikolaev, Zaporozhye, Vinnitsa, Rivne, Lutsk, Dnepropetrovsk.
I especially want to note issued by us tales written by blind writer Vasily Eroshenko translated from Japanese Julia Patlan, Ukrainian researcher of the writer.
2. On the Christmas holidays  100  blind children received  sets of  books "Winter Tales" in Ukrainian and English languages. Students of  the Kharkov Academy of Design developed for the holiday, and we made 500 pieces of Christmas cards for blind children

.3. In January we organized a meeting with the Polish specialists Alina Talukder.
We met in a comfortable and welcoming Pavlo Tychyna Flat & Museum Museum-apartment of Paul Ticino (Kyiv).
The theme of our meeting was - practical techniques of blind children with relief drawings.

 4. In February, we have adapted the first Ukrainian Braille menu for children Café «Call me coffee» in Kiev.


5. Now is the Resource Center "World at Your Fingertips" is preparing books for the campaign "bookshelves for  all ".

 These bookshelves appear in children's libraries and some bookstores Kharkov and Kiev.
5. Our Resource Center has been invited to exhibit books for blind children at the exhibition of books "Books  Arsenal" in Kiev.

We will be able to present at the exhibition all the children's books, which we have published  for  blind children.

Maria first reads the menu in the cafe itself.
Maria first reads the menu in the cafe itself.
Gifts from Santa
Gifts from Santa

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