Sports and recreational workshops
In countries around the world, sport, recreation and play improve health, mind and body. Games and sports help develop communication, negotiation and leadership skills, as well as to test and improve their abilities, thereby increasing self-confidence. They help young people make connections with adults and with each other, creating a sense of community and belonging.
Play, especially among children, includes any physical activity that is fun and involved. Through play, recreation and sports, children and youth learn to reason and think critically while finding solutions to problems. They promote the spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play, learn teamwork, self-discipline, trust, respect for others, leadership and problem-solving skills. They help young people face challenges and prepare them to take on leadership roles in their communities. This workshop as support for socializing is planned once a week in the group. Considering that the Wasps are persons to whom all life activities are reduced or denied, including physical ones. That's why we designed this workshop to improve the physical condition of PWDs and strengthen teamwork.
The modern way of life, static jobs, sitting for long periods in front of the computer and television and poor movement have a negative effect on everyone, including children and youth with disabilities and developmental difficulties, and lead to loss of fitness, apathy and obesity. Therefore, exercise is necessary.
Different physical activities develop different abilities and have a positive impact on health, increasing physical capacity and improving physical appearance. Daily fatigue, low mood and low energy and concentration levels can be overcome by regular physical exercise.
Regular and moderate physical activity strengthens the muscles that protect the spine from injury and keep the body upright. Physical activity improves the functioning of the musculoskeletal system and the coordination of movements.
The training lasts one hour and starts at 6 pm every Wednesday.
Speech therapy workshops
Workshops will be held twice a week. These workshops include a series of individual and group sessions (treatments).
Individual work aims to raise the quality of an individual's verbal communication with special emphasis on the following aspects:
- improving and stimulating the function of verbal production through vocabulary enrichment and complicating the syntactic structure of verbal expression.
- intensive work on pragmatics - social verbal competence, as an essential element of socialization, as complete as possible understanding and acceptance of social rules and norms of the verbal communication system itself. Pragmatics work is carried out through the "role-playing" method, speech therapists and disabled people themselves are actors in certain scenes from everyday life (conversation on the phone, going to the post office, bank, store) where everyone pronounces a previously prepared and learned text, depending on which it's about the situation. When a certain situation is mastered in this way (laboratory), then we move on to its application in real life.
Artistic creative workshops
The goal of this workshop is to get the most out of the creative abilities of PWDs. It is planned to maintain the ability to draw and manipulative actions, when making decorative objects from paper, plasticine and other materials suitable for easy processing, which will help to develop fine motor skills.
The goal of the workshop is for them to recognize their creative abilities and to express them through different materials. Art work has a positive effect on the coordination of their movements, the connection between manual and cognitive abilities. I use a pencil, crayon, charcoal, douche tempera, ink, felt-tip pens, collage
Working with school-aged children implies a much greater breadth in the area of using techniques and materials. insists on processing, finesse in the execution of work as well as persistence to persevere to the end, whether it is sculpting or painting. They focus on the areas of applied arts, industrial design, graphic design, scenography, costume design, etc. School-aged children are introduced to the world of analytical drawing.
Through joint work, children and youth with developmental disabilities learn to sing, play music, prepare for stage performances, make children's musicals, and record in the studio. At the same time, here they can acquire the skills of communication, understanding, acceptance. The goal of the work is to include children and youth with developmental disabilities in the community and to encourage their creativity. Dance and movement therapy unites the body and mind using movement for better physical and emotional development. Dance also affects the rhythm of breathing, body movements, posture and mind, and can create a sense of well-being. How body language and movement are interconnected and reflect the psychological situation of the individual (movement reflects the personality)
No previous dancing experience or knowledge of dance techniques is required. Dance becomes the connection we establish with ourselves and others around us. Dance and music encourage what has been repressed to come to the surface, so that the unconscious becomes conscious.
Psychological support for parents
Long-standing problems led to the exhaustion of parents, which indicated the need to organize a workshop like this. It will be held once a month - four months in a row. The workshop will last 8 hours, during which they will try to help parents cope with problems more easily, to find a solution to their problems. The workshop will be led by a licensed psychotherapist with extensive experience in this field.
The goal of the first group of workshops is to establish the first contacts and so-called. "breaking the ice". Both in everyday life and in business life, it is very important how the first contact is established with the environment, friends, acquaintances, and then with strangers (strangers). The first group of workshops should show and get as close as possible to the employees. This means greeting, ways of greeting, correct assessment of how to greet someone (formal AND informal greeting), who will be greeted out of respect and who should be paid special attention to when greeting because he is a potential business partner and the like.
This workshop is planned once a week. As the employees of "Digital Printshop" are now often in the opportunity to be contacted by journalists, and in addition they are naked persons - of legal age, we believe that it is necessary to inform them about the purpose of using the media and to make statements correctly, clearly and without fear or hesitation. Until now, we have been in a situation where only two people want to talk about their work and the results of their work, about how much that work means to them and what they personally got from working in the printing house, apart from financial security. They give answers to all these questions, but in moments when there are no journalists or unknown people. All talk and enthusiasm for work is forgotten with the appearance of the journalists themselves and people who are important to them and to our country. This gave us the impetus to work on their safety, eloquence and communication with public figures. The proposal is to start with communications, establishing contacts, to become familiar with the types of media and possibilities.
(NEW) Household, within which we will learn how to safely handle household appliances, maintain the cleanliness of the living space, but also how to separate waste in the household, design a household budget.
- The goal of this workshop is to acquire new knowledge, as well as to improve previously acquired knowledge and skills and form habits related to activities in everyday life.
Everyone needs peer companionship, so the Wasps also feel the need to be surrounded by their peers. The need for them to socialize and communicate with their peers prompted us to bring young volunteers to our premises and create conditions that PWDs do not have due to the nature of their health condition, but are isolated and focused on the closest family. It is planned to hire at least 10 volunteers who will spend three hours a week with the PWD in activities they have designed themselves. The volunteer service established in our organization continues its work by organizing various programs in the field of informal education, participation in the life of society, culture and free time.
The program defines two target groups: young people with disabilities and volunteers. The young people with disabilities covered by this project are people aged 15 to 28 with Down's syndrome, autism and physical handicaps. Volunteers, young people from 15 to 28 years old, are high school students and students who volunteered to devote part of their free time to the inclusion of young people with disabilities in social flows. Programs will be organized outside and inside the premises of the organization. Programs in the premises of the organization will be workshops, group and individual, and various types of socializing, and socializing outside the premises will be possible by going to cinemas, gyms, pizzerias, swimming pools, hypocenter and organizing promotional actions and campaigns. Group workshops will be dedicated to social games, creative and musical workshops, and individual workshops are professional workshops of speech therapists, oligophrenologists, psychologists, computer work. The premises of the organization intended for the realization of this project will be open every working day from 4 to 6 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. it's 2 p.m.
BOSIFEST – Belgrade International Film Festival of Persons with Disabilities. This year, the festival is held under the slogan "The Power of Visual Communication". As part of the competition and review part, the audience can watch films that deal with the lives of people with disabilities or that are the authors of films by people with disabilities.
We like to emphasize that BOSIFEST is not a festival for people with disabilities, but a festival by people with disabilities for all film lovers, who provide special moments for all visitors.
Through the films shown at BOSIFEST, the audience has the opportunity to get to know different cultures, customs, social circumstances and the most diverse life stories.
BOSIFEST is the only film festival of its kind in Southeast Europe. This year, for the first time, thanks to the cooperation with the NGO "Nova šansa u Novom", BOISFEST was hosted in Montenegro in Herceg Novi, and it is planned to continue the cooperation with the most famous Montenegrin film festival in Herceg Novi.
The festival promotes the City of Belgrade and Serbia through the wealth of diversity and works dedicatedly to encourage our cultural and professional public to learn about the achievements of artists with disabilities from around the world, as well as to create conditions for the exchange of opinions and experiences of film artists.
The festival provides a valuable contribution to the inclusion of people with disabilities in the creative reality of our society due to the artistic and other potentials they possess. In addition to the artistic content of the Bosifesta production, Bosifesta wants to encourage the adoption and implementation of examples of successful practices of the international community of institutions in overcoming social inclusion through the exchange of information, point out possible guidelines and instruments that would encourage the further development of a democratic society and each individual with respect for diversity through individual rights.