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Partners Against Exclusion. Exchange of Experience Between Poznań and Kutaisi in the Field of Support for Disabled Persons.

The project “Partners against exclusion” is aimed at promoting the social rehabilitation of persons with disabilities and leading to a lasting change in the approach of local administration, which has not cooperated with non-governmental organisations in this field until now. Plans include training for those who work with disabled persons on a daily basis. Improving the skills of beneficiaries and providing them with teaching aids for use at work will create a multiplier effect – knowledge and tools will be passed on to beneficiaries’ colleagues and other persons operating in this environment. At the same time, the project is a continuation of earlier measures related to the activation and support of entrepreneurship among groups at risk of unemployment and social marginalisation.

Partners Against Exclusion. Exchange of Experience Between Poznań and Kutaisi in the Field of Support for Disabled Persons.

The project aimed to raise the quality of services offering support for disabled persons in Kutaisi through the exchange of experience and knowledge between specialists from Poznan and Kutaisi, and to create a platform for cooperation between representatives of local administration and non-governmental organisations in Kutaisi.

Georgian specialists involved in addressing issues affecting people with disabilities (the blind, the deaf, people in wheelchairs, people with mental impairments) took part in month-long internships within Poznan institutions, where they became acquainted with the specialist methods for working with people with various disabilities. The participants were divided into groups according to their various specialisations and deployed in appropriate institutions. They received teaching aids that were later used for work in Kutaisi. The trainees from selected Georgian non-governmental organisations who improved their skills and acquired knowledge, upon their return, passed what they had learned on to their colleagues working in the same field. Based on Poznan’s example, the project participants saw that cooperation between the public sector and NGOs is essential for creating a complementary system of support for people with disabilities.