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Breakfast with journalists organized in the Association of visually impaired citizens

talking with reportersWithin the project of the Parlament in Helsinki citizens of Banja Luka X press supported from European Commission with the aim of senzibilization of the media for reporting about marginalized groups in society, on July 25th 2013 Breakfast with journalists took place in the Association of visually impaired citizens. The event aggrouped representatives of electronic and written media, web portals, as well as representatives of department of jornalism from the Faculty of Philosophy in Tuzla. Aleksandar Zolja from Citizens of parlament in Helsinki gave short presentation of the project.

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Meeting with ministar for health in the government of Tuzla canton

On July 15th 2013, ministar for health in the government of Tuzla canton doctor Nermina Hadzigrahic met with representatives of the Association of visually impaired citizens of Tuzla. The aim of meeting was informing ministar about plan of campaign of advocacy for improving health services for women with disability. Tifa Tucic gave short presentation of association's work and informed ministar about plan of campaign. She pointed out to unaccessible ginecological service to the Health centre of Tuzla and problems of blind women regarding to access of health services in general. Additional information gave Edina Fazlic, consultant for the media in campaign.

The ministar supported efforts of the association for improvement of health services for women with disability. She demonstrated that she understands problems of women with disability regarding to access of health services and expressed her readiness that do her best for services improvement. She supported suggestion of the association for group papa test for 20 members of the association as positive discrimination towards blind women.

 
The Association of visually impaired citizens organize swimming for its members

members of the associationWith support of the Foundation of Tuzla community and Tuzla hotel, the Association of visually impaired citizens organize swimming for ol interested members. They can use services of swimming pool in agreed terms in July and August 2013. This activiti is taking place weekly.

 
The association organized lecture of ginekologist for blind women

lecture by Dr. gynecological diseasesWithin the project fundid by Ecumenic Initiative of Women, on june 05, at 15 o'clock, the Association of visually impaired citizens organized lecture of ginekologist with the topic Prevention of womb cancer. The lecture was led by doctor Amra Habibovic, chair person of department of ginekology in Health centre Tuzla. The aim of the lecture was raising awareness of blind and partially sighted women about health protection and increasing level of knowledge on womb cancer.

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Reprezentatives of Islamic community of Tuzla visited the association

Representatives Medzisa and associations blind TuzlaOn June third, 2013, hadji of Tuanj mosque, Ramiz Bai? and secretary of islamic community of Tuzla, Dzenan Rahmanovic visited the Association of visually impaired citizens of Tuzla. Hadji Behdzet Hodzic, member of the association, who organized the visit joined them. Their hosts were Mihovil Lucic, vice president of the association and Tifa Tucic, executive manager.

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Chess players of the Association of visually impaired citizens took part on memorial tournament Dane Paliane

Cup from Vinkovci to second placeOn invitation of the Association of the blind of Vukovar-srijem county, chess players of the Association of visually impaired citizens took part on memorial chess tournament Dane Palian, which the association organizes in memorial of blind activist who passed away eight years ago. Tournament took place in Vinkovcy on May 25th 2013. Along with the team of the association of visually impaired citizens the following teams took part on tournament: association of Vukovar-srijem county, Osijek-baranja county, and Brod-posavina county. They played by Swish system, half an hour by player. The team of the association was the second.

The tournament was opportunity for meeting of the blind from different areas. The association of the blind of Vukovar-srijem county organized event as good as possible.

 
Organized seminar with the topic business planning for women with disability

With lectures project business planWithin the project empowerment of women with disability which Association of visually impaired citizens implements with the help of American Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in partnership with Association of paraplegic Doboj, on May 11th and 12th 2013, in Hotel Integra Doboj, seminar with the topic business planning took place. Ten women with disability from Doboj and Tuzla took part. Seminar was led by Almir Pestek, professor from the Faculty of Economics from Sarajevo. He prezented participants necessary knowledge and skills from the area of marketing, management and organization, economic and financial analyses, legal aspects of business and operative plan. They worked on making business plan.

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The Association of visually impaired citizens organized picnic in Doboj for its members

A common image in front of the restaurant on the Goransko lakeOrganization of the least two picnics in the nature annually is one of the regular activities of the association of visually impaired citizens. When the association can not provide financial resources, participants cover expenses of transportation by bus. This time, members payed their transportation expenses. They used services of Litva trans Banovici under acceptable conditions.

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Students of Catholic scool centre Sent Frances from Tuzla visited the association

Students of the Catholic School Centre TuzlaCatholic scool centre Sent Frances from Tuzla is educational institution with long tradition. students are educated in spirit of tolerance and difference is not barrier for attending this school. Unlike some other schools, children with disability are equaly treated and well come here. This school is open for cooperation with other organizations and institutions.

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Work of members of the Association prezented at market in Lukavac

102 0623In November 2012, the Association of visually impaired citizens has started creative workshop for blind and partially sighted women which leads social worker Admira Ferhatoska. members meet once a week and they are mainly focused on making jewelry. Within the project in partnership with the Assotiation of paraplegic Doboj supported by US Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, they organized exhibition in Dramar centre in Tuzla.

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Schoolgirl basic Skole "Tuanj"Primary school Tuanj in Tuzla has good cooperation with the Association of visually impaired citizens and could be considered inclusive. Staff do their best to support blind students. students are also educated in this direction.

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