Representatives of the Opole Voivodeship visit the Moravian-Silesian Region

Based on an invitation from the members of the Commission for Persons with Disabilities, representatives of the Opole Voivodeship visited our Region on 5 and 6 May 2016

The programme prepared for them in cooperation with the Department of Social Affairs primarily concerned issues of education, employment and the social services provided for people with autism and/or with mental and multiple disabilities. The Polish delegation, which mostly comprised experts and specialists in the field but also representatives of the regional administration headed by the Vice-Marshal of the Opole Voivodeship, Roman Kolek, was received by the Deputy Governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region, Ing. RSDr. Svatomír Recman. After a morning working meeting at the Regional Office, the Polish representatives had the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the activities of the Prof. Zdeněk Matějíček Secondary School in Ostrava-Poruba, which provides education for students with special educational needs, and also to visit the sheltered St. Alexander's Charity workshop in Ostrava-Kunčičky, which employs people with disabilities. On the following day, the Polish representatives visited the regionally funded Benjamín organisation in Petřvald and Havířov, which provides residential care for children and adults with moderate, severe and profound intellectual and multiple disabilities and with autism. The members of the Polish delegation expressed their great satisfaction with the programme and also appreciated the fact that they were able to compare the social service and care systems in the two countries.

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