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05 Dec 2019
The National Children's Network reported that 3rd December was International Day of People with Disabilities. The event featured the exhibition "We Can Also!" Organized by the Parents in Action civic formation, which emphasized the right to work of...
04 Dec 2019
The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (MLSP) sent their views on the findings of the Disability Rights International report, which was presented last week, to news website Dnevnik. The Ministry called the findings tendentious, unrepresentative,...
26 Nov 2019
Balkan Insight reported on Disability Rights International's (DRI) critique of the lack of significant change in the ways in which children with disabilities are cared for, despite the recent move towards deinstitutionalisation. According to DRI,...
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...

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