Projects and activities

Kosarkas

2008

 

On August 1, 2007 we began implementation of the project Day-care Centre for Children with Special Needs which has been supported by BCIF and CNF. Project implementation period is one year.
Project activities include: work of an expert team and educated parents with children with special needs, four hours per working day, in order to improve their retained capacity, psychological and creative workshops and round table.

Save the children UK has provided support under the European Commission project, with funds for reconstruction and equipping of the Day-care Centre. Reconstruction of the facility shall be completed by the end of 2007.

“Half-day Program for Children with Special Needs“ in cooperation with the Municipal Red Cross Office, aimed at socialization and social integration of children with special needs, supported by the red Cross of Serbia and Montenegro. Project was continued in 2007.

                On June 6, the Association Zračak Nade celebrated five years of successful work.

 

2006/ 2007



Important events

Purchase of a house of 150m2 with support from the following donors:
A donation from the Swiss organization GGS in 2006.
A donation from the Government of Montenegro with support from the Mayor of Pljevlja 2006.
A project of the Government of Montenegro 2006 (Parliamentary Committee for distribution of funds to NGOs) has been supported in the part that relates to house purchase.
A donation from an entrepreneur.

Location granted for construction of the Day-care Centre at the sitting of the local parliament of Pljevlja in March.
Project on construction of the Day-care Centre approved by the Committee for distribution of a
part of the funds from games of chance, May 2007.

“Half-day Program for Children with Special Needs“ in cooperation with the Municipal Red Cross Office, aimed at socialization and social integration of children with special needs, supported by the red Cross of Serbia and Montenegro.
The project implementation began in February 2006 and after success in the first year, it was continued in 2007 as well.
A work therapist and an educated mother work under the project, using occupational and music therapy.

Organisation of Foreign Women in Montenegro MILA supported us with funds they collected in a humanitarian bazaar, which was used for purchase of didactic toys, and they also paid fees of experts who worked with children over the period of six months, so as of March 2006, we started working every working day in the afternoon, by the principle of half-day program.

 

“Equipping premises for work with physiotherapist“ aimed at improving the health protection of children with special needs, which was supported by USAID/CHF. Under the project, we equipped a room for physical therapy and thus secured better quality of work with children with special needs for a physiotherapist from the Rehabilitation Centre Igalo.

Support to implementation of inclusive education in Pljevlja“  in cooperation with the Public Enterprise Kindergarten Pljevlja, aimed at increasing the number of children with special needs in kindergartens and schools as well as improving the quality of education through connection of formal and informal education forms, supported by the Save the children UK.
Under the project, 25 kindergarten teachers, school teachers and members of the Zračak Nade completed the seminar Inclusive Education – Kindergarten and school in line with child’s needs.

“Help me, I want to grow up” aimed at socialization and social integration of children with special needs, supported by the Committee for distribution of a part of the funds from games of chance.
Under the project, we organized literary, art and music workshops with a view to improving the retained capacity of children with special needs and directing them further.

Activities:
Celebration of the New Year, the Association’s Day, the Child’s Day and March 8
Round table– on the occasion of the Day of Persons with Disability
Humanitarian concert organized by the NGO Need from Bjelo Polje
Agroinvest Banka donated the following equipment: a projector and a personal computer

 

2004/ 2005

      ”The Sun Shines Equally on Everyone – I, too Want My Rights" aimed at providing psycho-social support to families of children with special needs, supported by the Government of Montenegro.

“Rehabilitation as a Right to Live" aimed at poverty reduction and improvement of psycho-physical capacity of children with special needs, supported by the UNDP.
Different profile experts worked with children under this project and a regional round table was organized, too.

”Equal Opportunities as a Right to Live” aimed at integration and socialization of children with special needs, improvement of health protection, supported by the U.S. Consulate Podgorica.
With this project we started the campaign for establishing of a Day-care Centre in Pljevlja. Our web site was set, seminars for representatives of organizations of persons with disability were organized on the following topics: UN Standard Rules for Persons with Disability, Disability Language and Negotiating.

”I am Not a Child from another Planet” aimed at removal from isolation the children with special needs and their families, supported by BCIF and CNF.
Although within the period of three years we succeeded in making the families stronger and provide support to their children in the Association, we concluded, on the basis of a poll, that many of them are still in isolation and through this project, we provided psychological and expert support within their homes. 

”Support to Inclusion” aimed at creating a network of all organizations of persons with disability and at strengthening the influence of parents with special needs on the education system, which was supported by the Share-see.  With this project, we improved the cooperation with the kindergarten and elementary schools and through many mutual visits, we provided opportunity for including as many children with special needs as possible into the regular education system.

On the occasion of December 3, the Day of Persons with Disability, a project supported by the Share-see, named “Live with Us not beside Us“ was implemented in the period December 1 - 5.
As a result of this and the previous project supported by the Share-see, a coalition of all organizations of persons with disability was established at the local level.

 ”Developmental Advisory Centre in Pljevlja” aimed at improving the health protection of children at the local level, supported by the Government of Montenegro. With this project, we improved our cooperation with the General Hospital and the Primary Health Centre in our city.

Activities:
Celebration of the New Year, the Association’s Day, and March 8
Organization of the event “Reaching the Stars with Song” (“Pjesmom do zvijezda”) in cooperation with the NGO Svetionik Bar
Participation in the Adult Education Festival
Open day – on the occasion of the Day of Person with Disability

 

 

2002/ 2003 god.

 

On May 8, 2002 a Toy Centre was opened with support from the Save the children UK, UNICEF-and the Municipality of Pljevlja. The Toy Centre works three days a week. There are two educated mothers, hosts, work therapist and psychologist working with children. In addition to children with special needs, children without special needs come to the Toy Centre, which provides for socialization. This project lasted for two years and after its completion in May 2004, the Association continued its activities by the same principle, hiring more experts, with support from the Municipality of Pljevlja, which pays the rent for the premises.

“Prevention of Neglect of Children with Special Needs” aimed at sensitizing the environment and at fighting back prejudices against children with developmental difficulties, which was supported by the OSCE and the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in 2003.


“Let’s Learn so We Can Help” aimed at education of parents, supported by the Government of the Republic of Montenegro in 2003.

“The Right to Rehabilitation in the Place I Live in” aimed at integration and socialization of children with developmental problems and at improving their capacity, supported by the Share-see in 2003.

Activities: work of an occupational therapist (undergraduate) and physiotherapist with children, joint celebrations and excursions.

Activities:

  • An exhibition of children’s works on the occasion of the Child’s Day
  • Celebration of the New Year, the Association’s Day, and March 8
  • Participation in a masked ball