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Early intervention project Helen Keller Day celebrations in Romania

1 July 2014

Hand prints from the painting session

In further celebrations to mark Helen Keller Day, Sense International (Romania) have been holding several special events as part of one of their key ongoing projects - Early Intervention for Multisensory Impaired Babies – A Unique and Innovative Approach Initiated by the Civil Society. You can read more about the project on the Sense International (Romania) website.

The project is co-financed by a grant from Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution European Union enlargement contricution, the Swiss-Romanian Cooperation Thematic Fund for Civil Society Participation, Block Grant for NGOs - Social Component.

A support worker with a little girl at the side of a hydrotherapy poolIn Bucharest, children from the Special Kindergarten for Children with Hearing Impairments no. 65, their parents and educators painted, drew and spent a wonderful day of horse riding at the Equine Base Baneasa under the motto: "we are unique, we can create, have fun, learn and we want you to get to know us!".

In Iasi, at the Early Intervention Support Centre from the Vasile Pavelcu Technological High School, a sensory stimulation workshop was organised for children and parents, medical specialists (ENT doctors, neonatologists, physiotherapists), early intervention workers and ten volunteers from the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences – Psychology and Special Education departments.

A baby pictured with coloured plastic balls and two support workersIn Oradea, children, parents and teachers from the School Centre for Inclusive Education Cristal, as well as representatives of local authorities, attended an interactive painting event called 'My Child', themed around special quotes from Helen Keller's book 'Story of My Life'. Parents were asked to draw their children's tiny hands and personalise them with their own child's special characterisitcs. The event ended with a hydrotherapy session for children and parents.

In Timisoara, children, parents and teachers spent a wonderful day at the Aqua Sport Arena where, guided by physiotherapists, they combined the curative effect of hydrotherapy with the joy of swimming.

First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 11 October 2017