Let's help blind children refugees from Ukraine

by Kharkiv rehabilitation centre 'Pravo vibora'
Let's help blind children refugees from Ukraine
Let's help blind children refugees from Ukraine
Let's help blind children refugees from Ukraine
Let's help blind children refugees from Ukraine
Let's help blind children refugees from Ukraine
Let's help blind children refugees from Ukraine
Let's help blind children refugees from Ukraine
Let's help blind children refugees from Ukraine
Let's help blind children refugees from Ukraine
Let's help blind children refugees from Ukraine
Let's help blind children refugees from Ukraine
Let's help blind children refugees from Ukraine
Let's help blind children refugees from Ukraine
Let's help blind children refugees from Ukraine

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By the feast of St. Nicholas, more than 150 children received gifts: sweets, fruits, toys, games.

By the New Year, 75 blind children not only in Ukraine, but also in European countries received sets of books in Braille as a gift.

We understand that blind children need our books to develop and learn despite all the difficulties of wartime.

  And that is why our social enterprise SotsIntel works so that Ukrainian children, wherever the war throws them, can read books in their native language in an accessible format, receive textbooks adapted in Braille.

In Kharkov, in our rehabilitation center, we organized a New Year's party for 50 children. A New Year's party was organized in Bremen for 40 refugee children from Ukraine.

In Bremen (Germany) we organized a self-help group for mothers of refugee children from Ukraine. Twice a week we hold meetings with children: we read fairy tales, play, communicate, draw, sculpt, bake cookies, drink tea together. This is very important for children. Speak in your native language, be able to rejoice. Once a month we hold meetings for mothers “Vaccination against stress”.

We plan to take an active part in the charity festival in Bremen "Ukrainian Christmas" on January 7

On January 15, an online school for families raising children with complex health disorders "Parent Universities" will start working. We are now conducting a survey of parents to take into account their needs.

Thank you so much for your support! For us it is very important!

 

A letter of thanks from the mother of a blind boy

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Dear friends!

Our books are needed by blind children in Ukraine.

Our books are needed by blind children from Ukraine in Europe.

For half a year there has been a war in our country and Kharkov is under shelling every day. More than 50 schools were destroyed in Kharkiv, including a school for blind children and a school for visually impaired children.

Russian aggression is stealing childhood from our children.

But we understand that despite the war, blind children need our books to develop and learn, despite all the difficulties of wartime.

 And so our social enterprise SotsIntel continues to work so that Ukrainian blind children, wherever the war throws them, can read books in their native language in an accessible format for them.

Now children's interest in the history of our country has grown a lot. Therefore, we paid more attention to books that tell about different periods of our state, about the past of our country, about famous people of Ukraine.

During the reporting period, our readers received such wonderful books about historical events: V. Nestaiko "Magic Glasses", O. Ilchenko "Mysterious Stories of the Old Observatory", Z. Menzatyuk "The Secret of the Cossack Saber".

For teenagers, our team adapted the book by S. Gridin "Not like this", G. Kasdepke "The Big Bang".

We continue to adapt textbooks according to the principles of universal design.

We plan to create a resource center from our organization "The Right to Choose" in Germany to support Ukrainian refugees with visual impairments abroad and we really hope that you will support us. Such support is especially needed for schoolchildren and students who went to study far from their homeland.

We are already printing fairy tales for kids in Braille in German and English. To make it easier for them to learn a foreign language. We printed books: Rotkäppchen, Der Wolf und die sieben jungen Geißlein.

Families from Ukraine who are raising blind children have found temporary protection in various European countries: Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and others.

And we are looking for ways to get our books to our readers. Braille books have already been sent to the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Romania, Hungary.

We are already sending them books printed in Kharkov by our team. But shipping takes a very long time. By creating a resource center, we will be able to print books in Germany and our readers in Europe will quickly receive them.

Once again, thank you very much for your support from the blind children of Ukraine.


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Dear friends! This reporting period is special.

Our progress report is divided into two periods: before February 24 and during wartime.

January 2022 was filled with joyful events. We gave our readers Winter Tales sets, pampered them with creative sets for the New Year and Christmas. More than 100 blind children received festive sets of books printed according to the principles of universal design. It was a very pleasant job.

In February, our team returned to the usual work of adapting educational materials for those blind children who study in mainstream schools. We started adapting books by new authors for children and teenagers. 36 blind children from different regions of Ukraine received textbooks adapted by us.

We could not imagine that a war would suddenly come to our house in Ukraine, and early in the morning Kharkov would wake up from the sounds of shelling by Grads. We never thought that our public organization would have to create a Headquarters for Humanitarian Assistance to People with Disabilities. And instead of printing books, we began to evacuate the families of our readers. Because in the first days of the war, the building of a school for blind children in Kharkov was damaged, where there were blind schoolchildren who were not taken by their parents. During the war, our headquarters helped 87 children and their parents to evacuate. Our team also began to deliver humanitarian aid to people with disabilities: food and medicine.

And for those blind children who remained in Kharkov, we printed and gave the books “The Kid and Carlson”, “Chippolino”. Moms write that reading our books helps a lot to distract children when they are hiding in shelters from shelling, during air raids.

Many blind children of Ukraine became temporary migrants in different European countries: Poland, Germany, Czech Republic. Italy, Denmark, Holland and others. And we are looking for ways that our books could find our readers. The first Braille books have already been sent to the Czech Republic to support them.

Now our team is looking for ways to cooperate with European schools, where blind children from Ukraine are currently studying. We are ready to adapt textbooks and books in Ukrainian for them. And we hope for your help. Through the staff of the Kyiv Library named after. Lesya Ukrainka donated our books for blind children from Ukraine to the Czech Republic and Poland.

Elena Skulatova's book "The Zoo of Abandoned Animals" with a set for creativity is ready for printing. The topic is very important because many pets ended up on the street because of the war.

A book for teenagers by Polish authors Grzegorz Kasdepke and Barbara Kosmowska "The Big Bang", which raises the problem of bullying among teenagers in schools, which is very important for blind children.

Once again many thanks for your support.

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Dear friends!
We are very grateful to you for supporting our project to print books for blind children in such a difficult time for Ukraine. Political instability and skyrocketing prices for electricity and other utilities, paper and office equipment make our work very difficult. But we continue to work steadily.
In October, our team worked most of the time on adapting textbooks for blind children who study with inclusive programs in mainstream schools. It turned out that not all families learned about the possibility of adapting textbooks. And some blind children in rural schools were taught without textbooks by ear, orally. Now we are correcting this unpleasant situation. Moms write that it is impossible to describe the joy of children when they received their first textbooks.
In November, we decided to focus on adapting cognitive literature for blind children: “What the Universe Hides” (a collection of 3 books about such interesting phenomena as gravity, echolocation and others) by Uliana Lumei, “Save me, they force me to read!” (collection of stories about how books are created, interesting facts about books), "The Story of the Old Clown"
(on the history of Ukraine) Vsevolod Nestaiko.
December was devoted to the preparation of New Year's gifts for the project. More than 100 children from different parts of Ukraine received New Year and Christmas stories as a gift: "The Secret Life of St. Nicholas" by Galina Budilova, the 3rd book of a collection of winter tales "Winter poured snowflakes on her palms", sets for creativity "New Year's cards with their own hands", " Ice Cream Miracles by Vitalia Savchenko, Snowsaurus and the Snow Witch by Tom Fletcher.
In support of the printing of books in Braille, we initiated the action "We wrote to the blind children of Ukraine." Ukrainian writers offered their books free of charge for adaptation and printing for blind children.
And also our partners from the Ukrainian diaspora abroad took the initiative of cooperation. Now we are preparing for adaptation the book by Anna Demina (Poland) “Legends from Travels”, which will introduce blind children to the most beautiful places in Europe.
Almost ready for print is Yelena Skulatova's book "Abandoned Animals Zoo" and the book for teenagers by Polish authors Grzegorz Kasdepke and Barbara Kosmowska "The Big Bang", which raises the problem of bullying among teenagers in schools, which is very important for blind children.
Once again many thanks for your support.


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Summer is the time to read interesting books and discuss them with friends. We help our blind readers and their friends in this.

Dear friends!

We are very grateful to you for supporting our project to print books for blind children in Ukraine.

For our children, summer is a time to relax and read interesting books. Therefore, we tried to prepare interesting informative literature for them.

The peculiarity of our books is that they are printed according to the principles of universal design. These books can be read by the whole family. They are available for both blind children and sighted peers, brothers, sisters, and parents. It's so great to read together!

For the smallest readers, our team has prepared an encyclopedia "Touching Nature" (Wild Animals of Ukraine "," Journey to the Age of Dinosaurs ") books: a collection of fairy tales for girls" I embroidered a shirt ", books by Kharkov writer Nikolai Tublaini" Travels of Zakomarik ", Mikhail Slaboshpitsky "Slavko and Zhako", Vitaly Savchenko "Ice Cream Divo".

For teenagers, we have published books on the principles of universal design "Petka and Stegosaurus", a collection of poems by the blind poetess Lyubov Cream "I pray, I rejoice, I live."

For young people, we have published a directory "Successful start".

The Successful Start guide covers the general, organizational and legal framework for the provision of services to promote employment and increase competitiveness in the labor market for young people with severe visual impairments. It contains the legislative and regulatory framework for employment, as well as guidelines for promoting the employment of visually impaired people.

A very important area of work of the SotsIntel enterprise during the summer was the adaptation and printing of textbooks for blind children from different regions of Ukraine who study in secondary schools under the inclusion program. By September 1, children from 10 schools received textbooks.

It is very important for us that blind children are comfortable studying next to classmates who can see well. So that children do not feel that the lack of vision makes them weak and dependent on others.

By September 1, our social enterprise for the adaptation and printing of books for children with severe visual impairments announced a competition for the best readers in Braille. The winners of the competition received sets of encyclopedia books as a gift.

We are happy that the children are looking forward to new books. And we will not disappoint them. We have very interesting plans for the near future. Together with our readers, we will try to unravel the mysteries of the Universe.


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Kharkiv rehabilitation centre 'Pravo vibora'

Location: Kharkov - Ukraine
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Valentina Butenko
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