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VIEWS News June 2015

Dear VIEWS News subscribers,

Welcome to our new Newsletter for this month including a report about an EVS project in Spain, a workshop on blindfolded presentations, local activities and an invitation to an international activity.

European Voluntary Service project: from Belgium to Spain

Every year VIEWS International hosts volunteers for their EVS projects in Belgium. This year VI is also included as sending association in a project abroad. The following report is written by Théo, a young volunteer who was sent to Murcia, Spain in February for his project.
Get into the world of his experiences

Just sensitized

In last month’s newsletter we invited you to a local activity organized by the coordination association of our area. VIEWS International held a stand to present Braille and to play adapted games. In this news we would like to tell you that this was not the only local sensitizing activity. One week later, the three EVS volunteers organized another one in collaboration with VIEWS International and La Baraka. Being sure that your impression can be as lively as their event itself we proudly present a report including some pictures.
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Present yourself blindfolded

This was the challenge in a workshop on Friday, 8th of May organized by White Cane Russia in Brussels. You can find a report written by Loredana, who also took part here

Invitation to Turkey: International Congress on accessible information technology 2015

In 2015 the international congress on accessible information technology, prepared by "Turkish Platform on Barrier-Free Information" will take place at the Celal Bayal University in Manisa, from 2nd until 4th of September. At this congress participants will share information and solutions to facilitate the life of visually impaired people in different fields as education, employment, health, social life, transportation, access to information, tourism and cinema / cultural experiences. If you would like to share experiences and contribute information from your country or association, you are kindly invited to participate. All the costs for food, lodging and your travel will be taken by the hosting association. You'd like to take part in this congress and you need more information. You can contact the hosting organization. You can also click the external link to find out more.

Fête de la musique

On 19th of June the music party (La fête de la musique), organized by the neighbourhood where our offices are situated took place and of course we, VIEWS International took part and contributed with different activities. As the name lets you know, there was a lot of music, but also a BBQ, snacks and drinks. There was also a lot of joy and fun. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the voluntary work and also the presence of some friends from our organisation.

Now that all was said we leave you with the promise to come with a special summer edition and hopefully also with good news about our projects. Until then do not forget that this is your News Letter so if you’ve got something to let know the entire network and many other people this is the perfect way to do it. Send your information and articles at newsletter@viewsinternational.eu or at office@viewsinternational.eu. It will be our pleasure to spread it within the network.

All the best from your team.