Get Assured: TPM 2 – Poland
A week ago we took the risk, together with representatives of 6 NGOs: Babilob Travel NGO, JuSeV International, Drawing to Health Foundation, Mediterranean association for education and employment-MAFEE and Ufcv. All as part of Erasmus+.
We discussed, analysed, brainstormed and creatively thought, but above all we held a lot of meetings. Many of these encounters were at airports. It’s almost impossible to count. Thank you to everyone who attended, for the thoughts and emotions they brought with them.
On Thursday we attended the performance “at home” In the Art Academy Theater (Srodowiskowy Dom Samopromocy Akademia Artystycnza). This performance is directed by Michal Stanowski. There were tears, warm applause and deep conversations with actors, participants and team leaders.
On the same day, we also celebrated Klaus Waiditschka’s birthday at the Academy. We sang “Happy Birthday” and ate a delicious cake. Afterwards we spoke with the participants, parents and the team leaders. We ended the day with a tour of the Lublin Old Town.
The next day we visited SOSW nr 1 Lublin (Specjalny Osrodek Szkolno-Wychowawczy nr 1 Lublin) with our guests. There we learned more about vocational schools and a boarding school. We enjoyed the delicacies made by students and teachers. We toured studios and participated in culinary training. And met the Directorate, teachers, students and their parents there.
We also got to know the beautiful school Theater. Despite the busy schedule, we met with the Directorate and Representatives of PERON(panstwowy Fundusz Rehabilitacji Osob Niepelbosspranych) and the Ministry of Affairs and People with Disabilities the same day.
We would like to thank the participants of Akademia Artystycnza, their parents and the team leaders for their sincere and moving opinion on this important topic and thank all staff and students of SOSW1. We would also like to thank our interpreter Izabela. We would like to thank you very much for your warm welcome. The event was a beautiful experience for us. We are pleased to be part of a project that is helping to develop standards for safe and comfortable travel for people with disabilities. This allows us to get to know each other better. We look forward to working together more.