Monday, 19 Aug 2019
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Inclusive Summer Camp for Children with Vision Disability and their Families PDF Print E-mail

With a view of children faces covered in cheers spending a good time with their parents and siblings on a leisure trip, BASR’s Vision Rehabilitation unit concluded a 5 day summer camp in Hebron, for 12 children with visual impairments and their families, under supervision of 7 BASR workers consisting of specialists from vision rehabilitation unit, drama teacher and a number of psychosocial workers, in addition to 6 volunteers.

The camp comprised of such activities for children as writing short stories, learning folklore, producing artifacts and expressing their feelings through painting. In meantime the parents underwent several sessions on such topics as difficulties in coping with disability and accepting it, as well as searching for answers to different questions throughout work in groups and open discussions.

The summer camp aimed at raising awareness and promoting communication among the families by letting them to express different social and psychological pressures. One father of a participating child said “I saw new experiences and learned that my daughter needs a systematic and intensive work to improve her condition”.

In the same vein the camp sought to break the ice and promote inclusion among the children. One of siblings commented “I began to notice that my brother gained more self-confidence and started interacting with new children”.

 


Fathers help their children to integrate and interact with other participants

Work in groups as part of psychosocial session for parents on coping with disability issues