This project gives disabled people a chance to live independently. They recieve information about rights, participate in educational programs and meet with career advisors to live on their own.
5.5 mln people in Poland have some kind of disability (1/7 of society). Most of them stay at homes all their lives without the possibility of independence. We work with them for equal opportunity in society and self-respect. We provide necessary information, knowledge and skills to live and work in an open society: going to the neighborhood school, working in jobs that are in line with their education and abilities and starting families on they own.
Providing information to more than 8000 people per year via telephone, internet, in person, website (www.niepelnosprawni.info), leading courses, publishing information publication, preparing social campaigns (in radio, TV, newspapers), etc.
Disabled people elicitation and building wide tolerance: 5% decrease of level of unemployment in 3 years time; increase amount of clients to 20 000 per year, 30% increase of level of tolerance to disable people in polish society.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
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