Rehabilitation of visually impaired children from both banks of Nistru River

Sector: Social

Implemented by: Low Vision Association in partnership with specialised kindergarten for visually impaired no. 44, Tiraspol; Teachers and Parents Association of kindergarten no. 44, Tiraspol; Organization HJELP MOLDOVA, Norway; Kindergarten for visually impaired children no. 135, Chisinau.

Duration: May 2014 – February 2015  

Budget: 35,212 €

Short description: 171 visually impaired children (84 boys and 87 girls) from the Tiraspol specialized kindergarten were tested and 70 were offered correctional glasses, optical devices and visual aids which ensured their inclusiveness in the educational process;

  • Ophthalmologic and optometric equipment was delivered to the ophthalmologist’s office in the Tiraspol 44 kindergarten which contributed to better medical services provision to children and to higher precision eye screenings delivery;
  • Capacity development activities has been provided to 20 pedagogical, medical and social workers from Tiraspol and Chisinau to offer high quality services to visually impaired children as a result of joint trainings and two round tables. The cooperation between the two specialized kindergartens for children with visual impairments from Chisinau and Tiraspol has increased. Specialists from both institutions became more tolerant towards children with disabilities;
  • Children from kindergarten no. 44 continue to be periodically tested by specialised doctors with financial support from Hjelp Moldova, Norway.