The program aims to create opportunities for leisure time and self-fulfillment of deaf-blind people as well as for their employment and promotion of their production.
Testing of projects aimed to establish efficient system of social rehabilitation and integration of deaf-blind people.
Competitions, seminars, conferences, fairs and other events
Establishment of opportunities for deaf-blind employment (employment agencies, cooperation with large HR-sites and agencies, public organizations etc.)
Organization of creative workshops, theater projects, educational centers and courses for deaf-blind people in creative field
Support production of magazine for deaf-blind community
Formation of deaf-blind leisure time centers network
Organization of educational courses for deaf-blind people to teach them housekeeping, communicative and computer skills
Leisure time centers for deaf-blind – work as centers which attract deaf-blind people and provide them with an opportunity of alliance, information and impressions exchange. There they can practice arts, visit theatres and museums, go on tours to nearby cities, carry out creative competitions and sport events.
Magazine Vash Sobesednik (Your dialogue partner) – is the only one magazine today in Russia for deaf-blind people and an important communicative sight for deaf-blind community. Magazine is constantly improving, opens new columns. Project goal is to attract attention of the society and state to people with simultaneous loss of vision and hearing, tell about their life, hobbies, and bittersweets of daily life.
Education courses for deaf-blind people – the Fund finances educational projects aimed at social rehabilitation of deaf-blind people. In the House for Deaf-blinds (Puchkovo), organized by community Elvira, deaf-blind people are taught computer literacy, Braille, space orientation, everyday skills. Under the Fund support were organized courses of computer literacy in Moscow on the basis of Creative Union Krug (Circle) and in the nearest future will be opened courses in the regions: Kazan, Makhachkala, Saint-Petersburg, Perm, Chelyabinsk, Rostov-na-donu, where deaf-blind people will learn to use computer, Internet and gain opportunity to communicate, study and work.
Creative art of deaf-blind – a project that gives deaf-blind people an opportunity to reveal oneself in creative art. Our deaf-blind actors participate on stages of different festivals, learn to paint in Chinese style Wu-Xing, write poems and stories, do sports and participate in regional and international competitions: mountain skiing, roller-skates and rock climbing became accessible to them! They play in sport board games, checks, chess, darts etc. And from September will start going into sambo and judo!
Employment and support of manufactures – this direction will be developed.
Employment agency – Information from Individual Rehabilitation Program will provide an opportunity to create data base of resumes of deaf-blind people and help them to get employed spreading this information among employers and HR agencies. This program will search for employment opportunities for deaf-blinds.
Tactile zoo – in Izhevsk under the Fund So-edinenie support was opened first Russian Tactile Zoo, the main goal of this project is to reconstruct right image of animals for blind and visually impaired people and bring up love to nature.
Touristic journeys – interesting and informative excursions along Russia and along the world, sanatorium-resort treatment in Russia for specific diseases.