Donation Of Desks And Chairs For The Association Of Parents, Disabled Children And Disabled Persons In Tuzla Canton
“Urodiol-TK” is a non-governmental and non-profit association that gathers children and disabled persons, and their parents from the area of Tuzla Canton. The Association also has a Day Care Centre that runs activities aimed at educational and creative approach and working-occupational therapy. The disabled persons/children are daily in this Centre and they are provided with transport and two meals on a daily basis. Through tailored workshops along with their parents they participate in creation of various decorative items, they sew, make small pillows, knit, make jewellery, etc. The Association was established in 1997 and has 150 members/children/disabled persons and their parents. The Day Care Centre has 27 beneficiaries. They include children/persons of all age groups (15-40) and of any level of disability, including those with special needs, individual needs, and of intellectual age of 5-12. The Day care Centre beneficiaries are with a variety of disabilities (intellectual, physical, hearing, speech, psychological, as well as those with combined disabilities). “Urodiol-TK” and the Day Care Centre are the only places where the beneficiaries come only to leave their homes and socialize, but also to learn something and where they also get two meals, which is a great benefit for them as they mainly come from socially vulnerable families. These persons are the most vulnerable member of our society and they mainly depend on the care of others, therefore the visits to the Day Care Centre mean a lot to them. The Centre is equipped with old desks and chairs, which are rather tiny as they were initially bought for a pre-school institution. Therefore the employees of MCF EKI Tuzla donated new tables and chairs that are suitable for secondary schools. It was great to see the children who despite their disabilities were sincerely happy and grateful for our donation of furniture. Now they will no longer be sitting on tiny and uncomfortable chair during their activities, but they will have new ones in suitable sizes.