Project goal – to help disabled people of Druskininkai integrate into the community , reducing social exclusion and encourage disabled to solve problems using their knowledge and skills in non-governmental organizations (NGO ) activities. The project was held in 2004-2005 . Municipality of Druskininkai implemented this project together with partners – public bodies like Centre for Equality Advancement and Vilnius Zirmunu labor market training center.
The project’s target group – 30 disabled people of Druskininkai and the presidents of non-governmental organizations for the disabled. Non-governmental organizations of disabled people, who participated:
Care community of mentally retarded people „Druskininkai Hope” ;
Druskininkai sports club of health for disabled ” Fate” ;
Druskininkai Association of Persons with Disabilities ;
Druskininkai diabetes club „Atgaja” ;
Vilnius and Alytus county council for the blind and visually impaired community center ” Varėnos Clover” ;
Special Creation Society „Guboja” Druskininkai department.
Druskininkai Municipality Social Services Center auditorium was equipped with a computer training class with 37 training places , including – 7 computerized . Project participants were organized for computer literacy, accounting management and website development training. Seminars and trainings were held on the following topics :
Social services and opportunities of NGOs;
Equal opportunities in the labor market;
Gender stereotypes ;
Team building and interpersonal skills ;
NGO strategy ;
NGO policy and operational efficiency ;
Community public relations ;
Computer and Internet opportunities provided by Rural Communities ;
Use of Internet for public relations;
The application and its preparation : terms of programs and projects ;
Funding search strategy and execution of the project ;
Stock Search .
In addition, participants also visited various municipal offices and organizations in Lithuania and get acquainted with the work of these organizations.
The project was implemented under the program of economic and social cohesion subsidy „Adaptation to changing market conditions, new skills , and promoting social integration . „