Our Vision We share the vision of a world in which sensory impaired children and young people enjoy the same rights, opportunities, responsibilities, fulfilment and quality of life as their able-bodied peers.
Thank you to DPD for taking all of our special educational books for the blind across the country to their destinations safely and quickly.
Welcome to the Light into Europe web site.
Light into Europe’s objective is to help the Romanian sensory disadvantaged children
and young people to improve their lives, to expand their possibilities and to become
active and accepted members of the Romanian society.
Light into Europe started in 1986 with medical and humanitarian projects across Europe.
Since 2004, we focused our efforts on developing support for two Cinderella groups:
the sight impaired and the hearing impaired.
Official facts and figures:
85,000 registered blind adults and 31,000 registered deaf adults
85% dependent solely on social benefits
7 schools for the sight impaired
15 schools for the hearing impaired.
The statistics above represent data provided by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry
of Education – and are widely accepted as an under-representation.
As the Romanian government continues its’ efforts to develop improved social services
for the general population, the sensory impaired are a neglected demographic that
have received very little support and assistance. Facilities providing services
are old fashioned and under-equipped. The educational system has yet to respond
to the needs of sensory impaired; education materials are lacking and/or non-existent.
As a result of a non-adapted curriculum, young Romanians are offered limited life
prospects and opportunities.
Light into Europe is committed to implementing projects, providing services, and
directly reaching beneficiaries to help overcome the many challenges faced by sensory
impaired individuals in Romania today.