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18 Sep 2019
Gábor Varga, who is raising a severely disabled boy alone, has decided to set up a daycare centre to give parents a little breath, develop their children and provide them with meaningful care. The “Fellegajtó Nyitogatók Foundation” was established...
29 Jun 2019
The Völgyzugoly Foundation for differently-abled children has been operating since 2016 in Budapest’s 17th district. This year it received a Goodwill Award as a volunteer community doing social work. The foundation was created by parents who have...
18 Mar 2019
The National Network for Children Bulgaria announced that the Health and Sport Directorates of the Municipality of Varna will launch eight new health programs this year. Among them is the Hippotherapy and Rehabilitation of Children with Disabilities...
07 Mar 2019
According to UNICEF, almost 4 million children are living with disabilities in Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia and do not have access to qualified and inclusive education. Ms. Afshan Khan, UNICEF’s Regional Director for Europe and...
27 Dec 2018
One of the best news for December in Bulgaria is that the Parliament finally adopted the new Disability Act after years of protests by mothers of disabled children. Following the adoption of the new law, people with disabilities will receive more...
20 Aug 2018
The Bulgarian ombudsman Maya Manolova commented that in 2021 a new state body will replace the Agency for Social Assistance, the National Network for Children shared. Manolova mentioned this prospect during a meeting with representatives of disabled...
07 Nov 2017
Blind persons, especially children, benefitted from the financial suport of the Czech Embassy in Kosovo, aiming to integrate blind children into the mainstream school system. With the support of technology for training and development, today there...
20 Oct 2017
On 12 and 13 October 2017, the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union hosted a Conference “Dignity + Independent Living = DI” which took place in Tallinn, Estonia. International Partners and National Coordinators of the Opening...
06 Oct 2017
On 3 October 2017, the European Economic and Social Committee Permanent Study Group on Disability Rights organised a public hearing on the follow-up to the UNCRPD Committee’s concluding observations to the EU two years after their publication. The...
02 Oct 2017
Terre des hommes has held a training  at the end of September, to expand knowledge and information to service providers who work with children with disabilities. Topics and discussions included case identification, identification of other service...

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