MegaFon Funds Training for 250 Visually Impaired Russians

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, November 17, 2016. Inclusive training experts coordinated eight workshops for the visually impaired in the Urals over the last three months. Some 250 people attended the workshops to learn how to deal with everyday issues; they also came up with ideas for seven more inclusive training projects that will be implemented next year. Such were the first outcomes of a special program put forth by the telecommunications provider MegaFon and Belaya Trost (‘White Cane’), a charity foundation for the visually impaired.

According to MegaFon’s press service, the workshop comprised two regular training sessions, three webinars, a press conference for workshop coordinators, and a series of master classes. The sessions and webinars were conducted by and contributed to by Russian politicians and members of art and business communities as well as by experts from the US and Nepal.

The workshops gathered together people from all over the country: Moscow, Sevastopol, Saint Petersburg, Tomsk, Chita, and other places. Also, around 2m people were informed about this educational opportunity thanks to promotion.

MegaFon and Belaya Trost directed more than 2m RUR for the project this year so far.


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