IMPACT for children with disabilities deinstitutionalized
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IMPACT Romania project, initiated in 2002 by Motivation Romania Foundation, aimed to transfer 22 severely disabled children from an institution in Ilfov County to three family-like homes and to provide support services to improve the quality of their lives.
With the help of the IMPACT Alliance, of two USAID-World Learning grants in 2002-2005 and with funds from international donors (including the European Commission, the Timken Foundation, Co-operating Netherlands Foundations, Vodafone Romania Foundation, United Way Romania, and others) the project led to:
Transfer of 37 children with severe disabilities from Tâncăbești Placement Center to community settings (group homes, foster families, natural families);
Creating a vocational workshop that provides our young adults learning opportunities and jobs in gardening, carpentry, pottery, decorative objects and painting;
Access to mainstream and special education;
Personalized physiotherapy program, medical services and mobility equipment, according to needs;
Participation in Special Olympics events, social activities and summer camps;
Training programs for childcare specialists working in placement centers, child protection departments and non-governmental organizations.
Please call the wheelchair user’s line:0800.030.762!
This number is addressed to people with mobility disabilities who need a wheelchair adapted to their needs.
The number is available from Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 16:00.
The line is free of charge in following networks:
Romtelecom, UPC, Vodafone, Orange, Telemobil, Cosmote.