Activities of the Republic Centre - PORAKA

Activities of the Republic Centre – PORAKA’s social services

The Day Centre of the Republic Centre – PORAKA in Radovis regularly conducts its foreseen programme activities for developing independent living skills. Apart from these regular activities, numerous workshops and activities have been realised relating important holidays or significant dates for our country, as well as activities with the associates of the Day Centre.

Activities of the Republic Centre - PORAKA

The Republic Centre – PORAKA’s remarks on the Rulebook on the method, scope, norms and standards for providing social services in day care, from the aspect of persons with intellectual disability

Starting from 2000, the Republic Centre for Support of Persons with Intellectual Disability – PORAKA is actively involved in creating conditions for implementation of the reform process of deinstitutionalization in our country, i.e., prevention from institutionalization by establishing social services for support of persons with intellectual disability and their families in the community.

Activities of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

Programme activities of the Republic Centre – PORAKA in 2024

The programme activities of the Republic Centre – PORAKA are based and are in line with the implementation process of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as an exceptionally imperative document that is legally binding for the states that have ratified it. The Reference document that the Republic Centre – PORAKA is going to use in its activities will be the Concluding observations on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities sent to the Republic of North Macedonia during the 2018 September session of the Committee. The Republic Centre – PORAKA had and will have a significant role in all processes that refer to the UN Convention.

Activities of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

Observing PORAKA’s 60 years of active participation in society and the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

2023 marks 60 years of active participation of the Republic centre for Support of persons with Intellectual Disability – PORAKA. In the past 60 years, the Republic centre – PORAKA, as an organization for persons with intellectual disability in our country, has been a leader of numerous initiatives aimed at creating society in which all persons with intellectual disability and their families will have a dignified life.

Activities of the local organizations of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

Activities of the local organizations of RCPLIP - PORAKA on the occasion of December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

At local level, the local organizations of the Republic Centre - PORAKA have organized many activities for observance of 3 December, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Activities of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

Workshop held for SWOT analyses and operational activities of the local organizations of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

For years back, the Republic Centre – PORAKA organizes and holds workshops where the SWOT analyses of the local organizations are being reviewed and discussed. The SWOT analysis is a structured planning method for the future strategies of the organization, and at the same time a very useful tool for assessing the current situation within the organization, with all its strengths and weaknesses, as well as the opportunities and the threats that come from the environment where the organization acts. The workshop for SWOT analyses and operational activities has the goal to consolidate and improve the activities and the work of the local organizations of the Republic Centre – PORAKA.

Partnership activities of the Republic Centre - PORAKA

Activities within the project “Intercultural Learning for All”

The users of the Day Centres of the Republic Centre – PORAKA took part in the event, together with the educators. During the final event they had the opportunity to present the gained experience from the project activities. Through video materials from the previously held workshops, presentations, as well as other materials used in the workshops held at their Day Centres, the users presented the work done in the past months. They spoke on the themes addressed at the workshops referred to discrimination, prejudice and stereotypes related to persons with intellectual disability, culture and customs, and nonviolent communication. Also, they presented their culinary skills.

Activities of the Republic Centre - PORAKA

Activities of the social services of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

The activities of the Day Centre of the Republic Centre – PORAKA in Radovish have been realized according to the programme for work in the past period. Apart the regular activities, several workshops have been conducted with different stakeholders.

Activities of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

Activities within the project “Intercultural Learning for All”

The Republic Centre for Support of Persons with Intellectual Disability – PORAKA in cooperation with the Association “Halfway There” from Serbia and SUMERO from Bosnia and Herzegovina started the implementation of the project Intercultural Learning for All in January 2023. This project is based on the long-term experience of all three project partners in the field of social inclusion, development of skills of persons with intellectual disability in terms of occupational therapy, creativity, self-advocacy skills, intercultural learning, and tolerance.

Activities of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

Representatives of the Austrian organisation Lebenshilfe Tirol visited the Republic Centre – PORAKA

The activities of the Republic Centre for Support of persons with Intellectual Disability – PORAKA on international level, among other things, result in numerous successful cooperations with organisations that work in Europe, and throughout the world.

Activities for observing PORAKA’s jubilee

60 years of active participation in society

In the past 60 years, as an organization for persons with intellectual disability in our country, it has been a leader of numerous initiatives aimed at creating society in which all persons with intellectual disability and their families will have a dignified life.

Activities of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

Activities of the social services of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

The Day Centres of the Republic Centre – PORAKA in Skopje implemented numerous activities in the past period, which are result from the renewed cooperation with eminent institutions in the area of health and education. In April and May, both Day Centres were visited by students from the Medical Faculty (Faculty of Medicine) in Skopje, members of the European Medical Students Association of Macedonia – EMSA.

Activities of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

New cooperations of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

The long-term cooperation of the Republic Centre – PORAKA with the Institute for Social Work and Social Policy at the Faculty of Philosophy of UKIM in Skopje continues to be successfully realized in the past period as well. Within the subject “Social work with persons with disability”, the students have the opportunity for practical work at the day centres of the Republic centre – PORAKA in Skopje.

Activities of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

Workshop for evaluating the programme for work of the Republic Centre – PORAKA’s Day Centres

Starting from February 2022, the Republic Centre for Support of Persons with Intellectual Disability – PORAKA reconstructed its programme for work in the Day Centres, which has been agreed at the workshop “Practical activities for advancing the independent living skills for the users in the Day Centres and Social Clubs of the Republic Centre – PORAKA”.

Activities of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

Activities of the social services of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

In the past period, a new practice has been introduced to the users, in which with guidance by the educator, they can practice using chemical products independently. Continuous practice of these activities provides better skills in determining quantity, recognizing the products according to pictures, and caution when using them. These types of activities assist in learning the importance that clean home/space leads to better personal health.

Activities within the project “Intercultural Learning for All”

Study Visit to Sarajevo

The Republic Centre for Support of Persons with Intellectual Disability – PORAKA in cooperation with the Association “Halfway There” from Serbia and SUMERO from Bosnia and Herzegovina started the implementation of the project Intercultural Learning for All in January 2023. This project is based on the long-term experience of all three project partners in the field of social inclusion, development of skills of persons with intellectual disability in terms of occupational therapy, creativity, self-advocacy skills, intercultural learning, and tolerance.

Programme activities of the Republic Centre – PORAKA in 2023

Continuous activities for advancing the human rights of persons with intellectual disability

The Republic Centre for Support of Persons with Intellectual Disability – PORAKA in 2023 will continue to realise the activities arising from its foreseen goals and principles. The programme activities of the Republic Centre – PORAKA are based and in line with the implementation process of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as an exceptionally important document that is legally binding for the states that have ratified it.

New project partnership of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

"Intercultural Learning for All" in Macedonian

Western Balkans Fund (WBF), with the support of the EU, supported the project of the Association “Halfway there” under the name “Intercultural Learning for All”, which will be implemented in the period from January to September 2023.

Activities of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

The Mayor of City of Skopje visited the Day Centre of the Republic Centre – PORAKA in Skopje, Aerodrom

City of Skopje and the Centre for Support of Persons with Intellectual Disability – PORAKA Skopje signed a Contract for supporting both Day Centres for persons with intellectual disability above 18 years of age, in Kapistec and Aerodrom, in accordance with the programme for activities in the social, children’s and health care protection on 27.01.2023.

Activities of the local organisations of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

Activities of the local organisations of the Republic Centre – PORAKA for the observance of 3 December, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

PORAKA Radovis observed 3 December with numerous activities. On 21.11.2022 two different creative workshops were realised at the Day Centre of the Republic Centre – PORAKA in Radovis. The first one was aimed at introducing the ways of providing first aid, and during the second one, the users of the Day Centre created handicrafts from clay.

New cooperation with Theatre PI

Multimedia event “Wonders in Alice”

The Centre for Performing Arts and Education Theatre PI organized multimedia campaign “Wonders in Alice” in cooperation with the Republic Centre – PORAKA and its social services in Skopje.

Observance of 3 December, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world

In organization of the National Coordinative Body for Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and the National Council of Disability Organizations in Macedonia, and in cooperation with the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) there was a formal session for observing 3 December, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Position paper of EASPD

Family-centred Early Childhood Intervention: The best start in life

As a member of the EASPD Member Forum on Early Childhood Intervention, the Republic Centre – PORAKA, during 2022, participated in the preparation of the EASPD Position Paper “Family-centred Early Childhood Intervention: The best start in life”.

Activities of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

Workshop held for SWOT analyses and operational activities of the local organizations of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

For years back, the Republic Centre – PORAKA organizes and holds workshops where the SWOT analyses of the local organizations are being reviewed and discussed. The SWOT analysis is a structured planning method for the future strategies of the organization, and at the same time a very useful tool for assessing the current situation within the organization, with all its strengths and weaknesses, as well as the opportunities and the threats that come from the environment where the organization acts.

Actvities of the Republic Centre – PORAKA within the membership in EASPD

The impact of the rising cost of living on service providers in the disability sector

The European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD), in the past period, developed a report on the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on support services for persons with disability, paying special attention to rising energy costs.

Activities of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

Twenty-year jubilee of the Day Centre of the Republic Centre – PORAKA in Radovish

The Day Centre for persons with moderate and severe intellectual disability above 18 years of age in Radovish observed 20-year jubilee on 2nd of November 2022. In presence of friends and supporters on local level, we remembered the beginnings and the path taken to reach the today’s modern Day Centre.

Activities of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

Activities of the services in the network of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

The programme activities in the Day Centres of the Republic Centre – PORAKA in Skopje are being implemented in accordance with the foreseen programme for work following the Protocols for work in the Day Centres for children/persons with disability. As usual, the accent is put on gaining new and advancing the existing independent living skills.

Activities of the Republic Centre – PORAKA

Renovation of the facilities at the Day Centre of Republic Centre – PORAKA in Radovish

The Republic Centre – PORAKA and PORAKA Radovish, in the past period, have been implementing activities for renovating the facilities at the Day Centre of the Republic Centre – PORAKA in Radovish, which will help to overcome the long-standing problem with moisture in the premises of the Day Centre, and which will significantly improve the working conditions with the persons with intellectual disability in the Day Centre.

Activities of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights

The Government and the State Election Commission directly discriminated against persons with disabilities when exercising their right to vote

Activities of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia

Developing a multi-sectoral National Strategy on the Rights of Persons with Disability in the Republic of North Macedonia

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