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REACHING DEAFBLIND BABIES IN ROMANIA WITH VITAL ASSISTANCE
Can you even begin to imagine how hard it must be to try to look after a deafblind child with no support or guidance?
Deafblind people in poor countries are the most marginalised people in the world. Romania is one of the poorest countries in Eastern Europe, with 23% of the population living below the income poverty line.
The aim of this project is to reach deafblind babies and children at the earliest stage possible, in order to ensure that they receive the support they need to enable them to develop communication, mobility and social skills - so vital to a child’s development. Their families will be involved from the first assessment through to the development of communication skills, so that children are supported at home as well as by professionals.