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“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult taks, but you will succeed if you persevere, and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles.” (Helen Keller)

International week of people with deafblindness – Hellen Keller week, is intended to inform people about deafblindness, extending support for people, who listen with their heart and look with their palms – people with deafblindness and their families, with a wish for people to speak up about deafblindness and its heterogeneity, and to get familiar with challenges, people with deafblindness deal with on everyday basis. Hellen Keller week is dedicated to people with deafblindness and gives an opportunity for society to become aware of status, obstacles and distresses, which the population of the deafblind is facing.

Besides activities that took place over whole month of June at Deafblind Association Slovenia DLAN, we celebrated international week of people with deafblindness with main event, which took place on Tuesday, 28th of June in Deafblind Association Slovenia DLAN headquarters.

At the event people with deafblindness presented their art, cultural contributions and other skills. Together we remembered Helen Keller and the importance of international week of people with deafblindness. Cultural programme was followed by feast and joyful socialising in pleasant atmosphere.

We thank all participating and everyone who attended event and contributed with your presence to festive celebration of this important week, a week of writer and activist with deafblindness, Helen Keller.

We invite you to read the article about celebration of Hellen Keller week, published on RTV SLO website, which is also accessible on following link: https://www.rtvslo.si/dostopno/clanki/27-junija-obelezujemo-dan-helen-keller/632388 .

We wish wonderful international week of people with deafblindness to all people with deafblindness, their families, friends and acquaintances.

“Alone, we can do so little, together we can do so much.” (Helen Keller)