The organization The Committee of Blind Women of Kosovo Identifies the Challenges Faced by Blind People in Education

The member organization of Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN) “The Committee of Blind Women of Kosovo” (CBWK) has successfully completed its initiative titled “Inclusive Education Works Better for Blind and Visually Impaired Children,” thanks to a grant received from KWN’s Kosovo Women’s Fund (KWF).

Over the course of an eight-month initiative, the organization has collected data on a previously unexplored topic in Kosovo. Through research observations at the Resource Center for Blind People “Xheladin Deda” in Peja, the organization successfully identified the challenges and obstacles faced by blind and visually impaired individuals, with a particular focus on women and girls, in accessing education.

The organization’s representatives organized an advocacy meeting with the Director of the Directorate of Education in the Municipality of Peja. During this meeting, the research findings were presented, and a request was made to support the Resource Center for Blind Persons by ensuring the provision of essential infrastructure This infrastructure is crucial for enabling students with disabilities to access education more easily.

As a beneficiary of this project, CBWK has enhanced its capacities by collecting concrete data on a topic that will contribute to the further advancement of its initiatives.

The CBWK carried out this activity as a beneficiary of the grant within the 18th round of the Kosovo Women’s Fund. This initiative, titled “Furthering the Women’s Rights’ Initiative” was funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and co-funded by the Swedish International Cooperation and Development Agency (Sida).