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“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

(Helen Keller)

From June 21st to June 27th we are celebrating Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week all over the world. Helen Keller was a famous American deaf-blind author, political activist and lecturer. The theme of this year’s Helen Keller week is: »DEAF-BLIND. AND THRIVING.«.

Numerous activities prepared for this occasion by members, employees and volunteers of The Deafblind Asocciation of Slovenia DLAN, are real evidence that people with deafblindness in Slovenia are successful in many areas of life, if provided with appropriate professional assistance and support of the environment.

Between June 22nd and June 24th 2020, we organized a three-day social rehabilitation camp for people with deafblindness in Cerkno dedicated to education, artistic creation and doing sports.

The beautiful pieces of art, that were created, were put on a display at the traditional exhibition of artworks made by people with deafblindness with title »Feelings of the Deafblind« (»Čutenja gluhoslepih«), which was ceremoniously opened on July 1st 2020 at Information Point 65+ of  the City of Ljubljana. We have also published a Catalog of Artwork Made by People with Deafblindness. At the event we were addressed by the deputy mayor of The City of Ljubljana, mr. Aleš Čerin, and the president of The Association DLAN, mr. Janko Plesec. We were also pleased with the participation and support of the representative of the Advocate of the Principle of Equality, mr. Boštjan Vernik Šetinc.

A sincere thank you to all of you who supported us in any way at these important events. Special thanks to the City of Ljubljana, which let us use the exhibition space free of charge every year.

We cordially invite you to visit the exhibiton at Mačkova ulica 1 in Ljubljana, which will be open till the end of August. You can buy the products in the exhibition space or order them on a basis of the catalog. With your voluntary contributions we will enable people with deafblindness to continue with successfully pursuing their goals.