Internet club for deaf people opened
Within “Humanication” project, Telenor Foundation donated 20 PCs for City of Belgrade Organization of deaf members.
February 21, 2014 – Over one thousand deaf and hard of hearing persons, members of City of Belgrade Organization of deaf, will have at their disposal 20 computers in the opened Internet Club. Project “Humanication” was started by the Civil Association “Human links”, City of Belgrade organization of the deaf, Telenor Foundation and the City of Belgrade – Secretariat for Social Welfare.
Part of this project will be the education of the Organization members in operating computers and using the Internet, as well as informing them with the latest technology trends that could benefit persons with hearing handicap.
It’s harder for deaf and hard of hearing persons to find employment, to establish communications and achieve social inclusion. “This Internet Club will mean much for them because they will be able to communicate there, get informed and broaden their education”, said Slađana Petrović, President of the Civil Association “Human links”.
One of the important objectives is for the member to find jobs after completing training within 12 months as of project implementation. It is expected that all interested members will get a chance to use computers at least once a month, as well as that the Organization membership will start growing by 5 percent a year.
”With this project Telenor Foundation wishes to enable the deaf and hard of hearing persons to improve the quality of their lives, since Internet and digital technologies provide that opportunity to all people”, said Sanja Rajačić, CSR Specialist of Company Telenor Serbia.
The Secretariat for Social Welfare also supported this project since it is already allocating significant funds for assistance to disabled persons.