Help visually impaired people obtain Masseur’s professionHow does your donation help?
Kui lähedal oleme eesmärgi saavutamisele?
How does your donation help?
Estonian Blind Masseur Union helps visually impaired people to train and find employment. With the help of your support, visually impaired people are able to enter the job market despite all the difficulties caused by their disability. Blind Masseur Union runs a coherent support system for helping visually impaired people to learn Masseur’s profession, find a job, and further develop in professional environment. At the moment, the Union includes close to 100 blind and visually impaired masseurs.
At the Blind Masseurs Center at Tondi 8a, Tallinn, we run massage training that is specially designed for blind and visually impaired: basic course and additional courses. Each month, about 50 visually impaired people visit the Center for studying or taking part in a rehabilitation programs. With help from the donation community and sponsors, we have managed to renovate all rooms in the Center, which also included replacement of lighting fixtures.
At the moment, 82 visually impaired people have mastered Masseur’s profession using Blind Masseur Union’s massage courses, most of them keep working as Masseurs. Since 2000, we have supported 77 blind masseurs at their early career stages so that they could work independently. 29 blind masseurs are employed at the Center.
We would like to raise 19 100 eur for the modernisation of the EPMÜ Training Center in 2023-2025 for the acquisition of new teaching aids and to cover costs related to training. We need study materials that may be explored by touch: spine model, skeleton model, muscle models. Any help financing and organizing massage training is also welcome.
For 5 euro we can buy materials for theoretical training: flash drives, paper textbooks with large fonts, markers, etc.
For 10 euro we can buy materials for practical training: disposable face linen, paper linen for massage tables, blankets, massage oil, disinfection sprays, etc.
For 15 euro we can buy 50 disposable facemasks and desinfection measures.
For 25 euro we can buy various tools and materials materials: soft face holders, magnifying glasses for reading in class, textbooks with large fonts, lighting appliances, etc.
We can pay 50 euro to the professional trainer for one hour’s work with group of 8 students.
For more information: www.pimemassoorid.ee
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