CEOSS seeks to improve the quality of life for the people with disabilities by enabling and rehabilitating them to be integrated in the community as citizens. Also, the community is being rehabilitated to become an integrated one that doesn’t exclude people with disabilities.
During this month the following were implemented:
- Organized the Global Day of the White Stick for the Blind in Minia. This was implemented in cooperation with the True Light Organization for serving the blind and visually impaired people in Minia. This celebration took place on 15th October 2014. Throughout the day a set of marches were organized for people with visual impairment. They held white sticks in many squares in Minia . Also, they held banners and awareness signs for citizens about white sticks and their blind holders. A number of flags were distributed; they include awareness messages for drivers in the streets on the white sticks and the necessity to respect and assist their blind holders.
- Implemented environmental adaptation works for the houses of 25 people with disabilities. This enabled them to move freely inside their houses and live independently.
- Conducted 3 conferences in Minia, Cairo and Beni Suef with the participation of 350 people with disabilities and the organizations that work on disability issues. This aimed at putting forward a vision of people with disabilities in the draft of the disability Law.