Braille literacy training for the blind and visually impaired

On March 12, the Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired, as part of their initiative “Supporting the Blind and Visually Impaired for Leading an Independent Life”, organized a training on the Braille alphabet for those who had never attended any courses or training before. 

This meeting was held in Rahovec and brought together citizens from Rahovec and the villages of Gexhe, Xërxë, Ratkoc, Hoqë e Vogël andDejnë.  

Xhylferije Bytyqi lead the training and spoke about the lack of education for this category of people in Kosovo and highlighted the importance of such initiatives. 

“The blind, as a highly marginalized group in our society, are neglected in every sphere of life, especially when it comes to education.Knowing the difficulties that persist for the visiually impaired, such initiatives are more than necessary”, said Bytyqi. 

Goneta Mustafa, project coordinator, announced that a total of 20 training meetings will be held (specific amount of time) . She also announced that the association is in the process of collaborating with the Employment Center to create more employment opportunities for blind people who have the basic knowledge. 

This meeting and this initiative is supported by the Kosovo Women’s Fund (KWF), funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and co-funded by UNWomen. 

In addition to the Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired, the beneficiaries of the 14th FGK Round are 19 other member organizationsYou can read the full list HERE.