Published: 14 November 2014
Today, 13 November 2014 a discussion dedicated to 'The Possibilities for Employment and Education of People with Intellectual Difficulties' took place at our Day Care Centre. The most valuable aspect of the discussion was the opportunity the event presented for our clients to voice their opinion on the topic. They shared some of the professions they found most appealing (i.e. cleaning professionals, assistant retail consultants, assistant chefs, etc.) and defined the skills set required in order to be able to practise them in a real-life working environment. They also had an opportunity to share their knowledge and skills aspirations with the audience. One of the shared dreams of our clients and their parents is that a small store was available in Sofia where hand-crafted pieces from our and other day care centres can be sold.
Ms Albena Atanasova, Deputy Mayor of Sofia responsible for social services and integration of people with disabilities, Mr. Mincho Koralski, Chair of the Bulgarian Association of People with Disabilities, and Ms Aneta Georgieva, a councillor, took part in the discussion.
Other participants in today's event included our clients' parents and representatives of other day care centres and non-governmental organisations working with and for people with disabilities.
The round table was organised under project 'Development of the Innovative Potential of Sofia through Encouragement of the Participation of People with Intellectual Difficulties in the Economic, Social and Cultural Life of the Capital City' with financial support from the Metropolitan Municipality under the 2014 Europe Programme.