Children with disabilities enjoying swinging in Serbian village

Social Inclusion & Protection

PIN builds the capacity of governments and civil society to help them develop sustainable and inclusive social protection systems and services and empowers marginalised people so that they may have equal say and opportunities. During times of crisis, PIN strives to protect vulnerable groups who may be placed at greater risk.

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Getting a Life - Deinstitutionalisation of Residents of Demir Kapija Institution

Getting a Life - Deinstitutionalisation of Residents of Demir Kapija Institution

This EU-funded project supports the transformation of the Demir Kapija Special Institution (DKSI) into a resource center for persons with intellectual disabilities (PwID). Other activities include the resettlement of 45 beneficiaries into nine (9) independent living houses, developing community-based services for people with intellectual disabilities, and helping in the creation of self-advocacy groups for promoting the deinstitutionalization process. Additionally, DKSI staff will be trained in developing personal plans for clients and for the new ways of working with PwIDs.
My Work – Economic Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

My Work – Economic Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

The project “My Work – Economic Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities” aims to improve economic opportunities for persons with disabilities in eight selected cities in BiH. This will be achieved by empowering PwDs to be competitive in the open labor market and by offering concrete assistance in creating earning opportunities. The project will also raise public awareness by pointing out that the right to work is one of the basic human rights.
The project will be implemented in eight cities across Bosnia and Herzegovina and at least 70 PwDs will be empowered to be competitive in the open labor market, and receive practical training and support for specific occupations that are in line with their abilities, desires, and affinities.
Selected trained supported employment counselors will provide support to PwDs during an active job search, as well as job preparation, and during the execution of jobs and tasks until independence. Furthermore, the project will empower companies and enterprises that will potentially employ PwDs, in addition to concrete empowerment and professional training.
Education for All – Fulfilling the Rights of Children and Adolescents with Special Needs and Vulnerable Communities

Education for All – Fulfilling the Rights of Children and Adolescents with Special Needs and Vulnerable Communities

The aim of this project is fulfilment of the rights to equal education, of children and adolescents with special needs and those coming from vulnerable communities such as Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian in Kosovo (6-14 years of age), through engagement of national and local level actors in the formal education system in order to build capacities and create an enabling environment for inclusive education (IE). The project focuses on the development of teachers’ capacities through IE training by sharing innovative methodologies that can be used to assist children with special needs. Also, another important pillar of the project is the Internship Program where interns coming from the education background such as psychology, speech therapy, pedagogy and teaching assistance support and assist children with special needs and from vulnerable communities. Finally, the project is continuously building the capacities of its local partner CSOs, The Ideas Partnership and Autizmi Flet, for the purposes of ensuring sustainability and the continuation of the IE training in Kosovo.