The Center for Children With Disabilities (Centrul de Plasament pentru Copilul cu Dizabilitati, C.P.C.D.) in Turnu Rosu in Sibiu county, Romania is a public institution. It is chaired by the Sibiu county council and embedded in the structure of Sibiu’s general directorate for social welfare.
The center’s activities are funded by the state of Romania and the Sibiu city council as well as by donations and grants and other private cash and in-kind contributions.
This year, Inspiricon AG decided to also do its part
At the beginning of the new school year, the 50 students were provided with all the necessary back-to-school supplies – with all costs covered by Inspiricon – to get them off to a great start into the new year.
What is the purpose of the Center?
The Center for Children With Disabilities provides children with access to information, education, and social and psychological counseling. It gives them a place to live and eat and promotes social building skills and collaboration. It offers recreational activities and provides everyday support such as running errands and emergency assistance. To cope with difficult situations, the center’s employees are also trained in stress management, family reintegration therapy, and social assistance.
The center serves a support community for children and adolescents with disabilities or disability certificates or certified students and trainees aged three to eighteen. Young adults over the age of eighteen are given the opportunity to extend their stay at the center by two years if they are enrolled in a special needs training program. The center also welcomes children and adolescents who are faced with difficult personal situations and permanently or temporarily separated from their parents and who have their residence in Sibiu county.
The facilities were renovated in 2016 and accommodate the needs of people with disabilities and limited mobility. There are ramps, elevators, and handicap accessible bathrooms throughout the buildings. All the hallways are equipped with a navigation system and braille signs for the blind and visually impaired.
Currently, the center houses 50 children and adolescents, among them 37 girls and 13 boys.
We are very happy to have been able to support these children!