Report
ESN Country: 
Romania
Timea Szakacs
Date of the event: 
Wednesday, 28 October, 2015
Goal of the event: 
Improve the integration of the blind/visual impaired community
Short description of the event: 
The aim was to show the participants the strength of their senses, to give them a unique experience, to make them realize they only appreciate something once they’ve lost it. Moreover, it raises awareness, fosters understanding, acceptance, and respect for the blind/visual impaired society and builds trust between the participants.
Did you cooperate with another organisation?: 
No
Duration of the volunteer activity: 
2h
Number of international students: 
50
Number of "locals" involved: 
10
Number of ESNers involved: 
14
Feedback: 
The general feedback of the event was positive. The participants went out of their comfort zone and experienced blindness for at least 30 minutes or more. Some of the participants felt vulnerability and scaredness, it was a activity which truly made them understand how caring we need to be with people who live in this condition all the time.
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