projects 2007


Alternative methods for rehabilitation of hearing impaired children with cochlear implants - Leave me on the sky

Leading organization: Viva integrative kinder theatre, Vienna and Sofia Municipality

Partner:  APHIC

The project is financed by Sofia Municipality and the following organizations:


·         SIEMENS Ltd.

·         ANKA

·         SLAVINA

·         MEBOSS

·         CENTILLION Ltd.

The realization of the project is supported by:

·         The Austrian social attaché in Bulgaria- Mr. Oliver Hiller;

·         National Student house;

·         Nikolai Binev theatre.

Duration: 11 months

Location: Sofia


Description of the project

Within the project 22 children aged 8-15, living in Sofia, took part in the preparation of a play. The play was  performed four times on the stage of “Nikolay Binev” theatre in October. ”Stanislavski’s system is used while working with children. It combines pedagogical and actors’ skills, as the hearing capacity could be developed thanks to the music, rhythm and special training. Attention is paid to the speech techniques. Actors, speech therapists, musicians, specialized pedagogues and choreographers work with the children, professionals, who are able to develop the techniques of speech.


The project aims at applying new approaches in the process of rehabilitation of hearing impaired children with cochlear implants with a view of their easier social integration. The main idea is the children to be taught to speak first (without using the sign language), to communicate, to acquire useful habits and skills, to be able to take responsibility, to be encouraged in self-confidence as all other citizens and to be noticed by the society. The project also aims at changing the social adjustment to the targeted group as well as to increase the possibilities for the adaptation/integration of the hearing impaired children.


Additional essential skills training in order to facilitate the employment of the hearing impaired people on the labor market - BUKVAR


Leading organization: APHIC

The project is financed by the Agency for people with disabilities.

Duration: 6 months

Location: Sofia


Description of the project

The main objective of the project was the“social capacity”, adaptability and the labor mobility of the hearing impaired people to be increased in alternative area of the labor market, where a need for administrative competence and intellectual labor exist by means of training, rehabilitation and motivation.


The outcome of the training within the project was increase of their knowledge in English, which is an essential key element for each vacant job position. The organized courses gave advantages to the beneficiaries, as during the courses special attention was paid to the speech rehabilitation. In this way a better speaking skill in English was developed. The latter shall be considered as a great contribution of the project with a possibility of being multiplied, as the main part of such courses is taught through non-adaptive system, without any consultation with specialized pedagogue and /or rehabilitator.