Renovation of the Center for Blind and Partially Sighted Youth in Warsaw

We are currently helping the Center for Blind and Partially Sighted Youth with Multiple Disabilities, led by the Tęcza Association in Warsaw. Our project aims to renovate the building’s roof in order to improve the living conditions of 55 young people who use the center’s facilities.

The Center for Blind and Partially Sighted Youth has been running in Warsaw for 25 years. It serves as a second home for adolescents with multiple disabilities who need continuous help with all their daily activities. The building’s roof leaks and water gets into therapy rooms during rain. Leaking on to the electrical installation and lamps inside, it may result in someone’s getting an electric shock.

To make the situation better for 55 teenagers who use the center’s facilities, we are helping to change the roof covering, impregnate the roof truss and insulate the attic.

How do we help?

Courtesy of our business partner Wienerberger, which donated roof tiles, we got the materials necessary for the renovation.

Apart from that, we offered an interest-free loan to the Tęcza Association, which will enable it to cover the costs of the attic insulation and changing the roof covering as these works require professional services.

We also organized a corporate volunteering event with 11 employees of the Dow Chemical Company helping to impregnate the roof truss. The event took place on July 27, 2017 and initiated the renovation of the center’s roof.

Who do we help?

The Association of Parents and Friends of the Blind and Partially Sighted Children “TĘCZA” was set up in May 1990 by parents whose children are visually impaired. Since 2005 it has been classified as a public benefit organization. The organization’s mission is to care for the health and well-being of children, adolescents and adults with visual impairments. First and foremost, it aims to ensure equal chances for them and protect their rights so that everyone could live a decent life.

Children and adults with multiple disabilities are especially taken care for. In Warsaw, with two day-care centers providing educational, therapeutic and rehabilitation support, the unique system of continuous care for people with such dysfunctions has been developed. The association helps the blind and partially sighted children in many ways: accurate and thorough diagnoses are made by specialists, and individual therapeutic and rehabilitation programs are structured so as to boost children’s development. The programs are realized in close collaboration with parents in the Center for Early Intervention or in the day-care centers.

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Details of the project

since June 2017