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New typographies opened in Romania

24 December 2015

Sense International recently launched two new typography vocational training courses in Romania, developed in conjunction with partners in Focsani and Buzau through the local Sense for Life project.

The project aims to provide children and young people with deafblindness and multisensory impairments with better life chances and more opportunities to live independent lives by developing vocational training opportunities that can result in jobs.  It is funded through the Orange Foundation and the Medicor Foundation.

Crowd of people at the Focsani eventOn Wednesday 9 December, representatives of Sense International Romania went to Focsani to the School Centre for Inclusive Education Elena Doamna.  Together with children, parents, teachers and representatives of project partners Vrancea County Council and Vrancea School Inspectorate, they saw the official launch of the typography project.

“We want to authorize the offset typographer trade, so that young people can gain personal independence,”

Said Ioana Cherciu, the school director, thanking all people present for “making this beautiful dream a reality.”

Crowd of people at the Buzau eventOne day later a second typography was opened at the Technological Special Highschool for Children with Hearing Impairments in Buzau, with representatives of the Buzau County Council and Buzau School Inspectorate present alongside Sense International Romania, children, parents and teachers.

Antoanela Marinov, school director, said,

“We want this trade to be the second trade taught in this school and for these children to have the chance to become active members in the society.”

The centres in Buzau and Focsani complement courses already established by Sense International Romania. These include other mini-typography courses in Bucharest, Arad and Timisoara, molding marzipan in a centre in Iasi, and a mini greenhouse project in Galati.

Every year, 80 children and young people with deafblindness and multi-sensory impairments will learn a trade in these seven vocational centres.

See more photos of the launch events at Foscani and Buzau.

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