Babies born pre-term can develop a visual impairment that impacts their quality of life and their families. The Human Safety Net in the Czech Republic has partnered with Nadace Leontinka (Leontinka Foundation) in fulfilling its mission to 'bring light' to the lives of visually impaired children since the beginning of 2020, supporting both For Families and For Newborns programs.
We support families with visually impaired children up to 6 years old, focusing on providing them with early care social service to stimulate children's sensory perception, improve their movement skills, and eventually strengthen their social relationships.
Everyday training and stimulation of children's eyesight can reduce their visual impairment up to 100%.
Parents are empowered as they receive support with practical activities (eye stimulation exercises with children, loans of equipment and toys) and educational ones (counseling, care recommendations, advice of expert counselors on medical examinations, child's development plan or adjusting their family environment to better cope with their child's handicap).
We contribute to helping the social workers and the service they provide to families in a professional, yet caring and empathetic way.