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YAB programs & projects:
Educational Inclusion:  
 

YAB works on pilot projects to integrate the blind in both public and private schools. YAB also works on the formation of a national policy for the educational Inclusion.
YAB also implements pilot projects to integrate and educate visually impaired children in public and private schools in different regions of Lebanon. YAB has a special program to support blind students in higher education.
YAB also contributes to the issuance of General reference resources in Educational Inclusion.
 

  •  National Inclusion Project:

Is the first local project in Lebanon that works on a national level to promote inclusion in educational, social and vocational domains.

It is a joint project between three associations and is funded by the World bank and supervised by The Council for Development and Reconstruction. This Project is managed by Amer Makarem.

  •  Educational Inclusion Program for the visually impaired in regular schools:

o YAB program works for the inclusion of visually impaired students in regular schools, from pre-school to high school in Beirut, Saida, Nabatieh, Minyeh, Shouf and Tripoli.

o YAB delegates one employee for each selected school to work as a support educator for the visually impaired students. YAB also provides the students with scholastic and academic textbooks in adapted formats (Braille, large prints or recorded), various necessary scholastic material and equipment.

o YAB's Inclusion Program is Unique in Lebanon.

  • Services for University Students:

o YAB provides visually impaired students registered in any university in Lebanon with support services.

o YAB records their text books on tapes or CDs

o Advocate for facilitating and organizing their academic affairs and due to that the Lebanese University has published a circular concerning this topic.

o Publishing a guide on university services available for visually-impaired students in Lebanon.

 
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Vocational Rehabilitation Program:  
 

The approach YAB is following in this domain is:

Implementing vocational training programs for the persons with disabilities and offer them training experiences or apprenticeship on certain jobs in organizations and institutions. YAB also works on the institutions themselves to become Inclusive institutions.


o Vocational Training programs:

This project (2006-2007) trains groups of visually impaired persons on skills necessary and required by the job market, such as English language skills, computer skills, management and leadership and communication. These groups are also trained for particular jobs inside the work place.

o "Towards Inclusive Development in Lebanon" (2008-2010)

This project works on the rehabilitation of a group of physically and visually impaired individuals, providing them with training experiences, in addition to the rehabilitation of these hosting organizations.

This project is implemented by YAB in collaboration with another association. It is in partnership with MercyCorps and funded by USAID.

 
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Educational and artistic domain:  
 
  •  Summer Camps: For ten years on a row, YAB has organized and conducted summer camps for the visually impaired from various regions of Lebanon.

  • Play: “Always like this” Which was performed on stages all over Lebanon.

  • Trips: YAB organizes and conducts trips to various lebanese areas.

  • Kid's summer camp: In collaboration with Kids Guernica and volunteers from North Lebanon Universities, YAB conducted a special summer camp for the visually impaired kids and their sighted classmates.

  • A radio show: YAB has prepared and presented a radio show of 13 episodes on " Sawt Il Watan" in 1991. The show was titled " The third eye" and included three sections: Medical, social and educational.

  • "Kid's Stories" radio show: In collaboration with " Sawtil Chaab" radio station, yab produced a radio show for children.

 
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