30 june 2017 08:37
Regretfully, our foundation has to deal with a lot of misconceptions regarding people with disabilities. Many people don’t even know what lies under the sign of disabled or what does the Orbán Foundation do for people with disabilities and for their family members. We have been thinking of organizing such an open day for a long time, to show our activity, our daily life, our successes and the difficulties we encounter on the way.
This year, on May 17-18 we finally managed to accomplish this project. We sent out invitations and with the help of mass-media we tried to spread the news of the event „Open hearts!”, where everybody was welcome. Our visitors arrived with their hearts wide open, knowing that looking is not enough one has to see, to be sensitive because our young people and children are not ill, but much more sensitive to the outside world.
Within these two days we have been visited by specialists of other non-governmental organizations, the pupils of the Pedagogical School, public figures and their press officers and the people of our town. We are convinced that our effort was a success, because this way we managed to reach people we could not have reached before, because we discussed real or unreal issues of our activity and because we could really show ourselves.
We believe there is a real need for this kind of activity in the future and we will try to make it a tradition.