Vinko Bek Center for Education


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About us:

Center for Education and rehabilitation «Vinko Bek», Zagreb:
more than a century of education and rehabilitation for people with visual impairment 

Mission: To develop our clients’ abilities to the extent that enables them to have a quality life.

Vision: To carry out our mission throughout Croatia.

Center Vinko Bek’s policy is centred around the welfare of our clients in the broadest sense.


  • Psychosocial rehabilitation,
  • Upbringing and education.

As well as all other services we offer are focused on developing:

  • Self-confidence,
  • Skills and knowledge.

Which enable:

  • Children,
  • Young people and adults with visual impairment.


  • Fit into their environment;
  • Get a job and have a quality life.

In order to reach that goal, we:

  • Recognize and accept individual needs of our clients;
  • Educate professionals on how to efficiently implement contemporary working methods;
  • Introduce new contents into the Centre’s operational programme;
  • Use cutting-edge technology for the blind and adapted learning materials in work with our clients;
  • Provide professional support to the families of our clients;
  • Educate kindergarten teachers, primary and secondary school teachers and other professionals
    in regular schools, as well as other people involved in working with our clients eliminate prejudice and raise public awareness of the achievements of people with visual impairment.

Cooperate with:

  • The Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth;
  • The Ministry of Science, Education and Sport;
  • Other ministries;
  • Social welfare centres in local communities;
  • Related government institutions and institutions of civil society;
  • Employers.

Center Vinko Bek provides the following services:

  • Clients’ needs assessment;
  • Creating individual programmes.

Psychosocial rehabilitation:

  • Sensory-motor exercises, orientation and mobility, Braille, training in new technologies for the – blind, visual training, social skills, daily living skills;
  • Kinesiotherapy, speech therapy, music therapy, art therapy.

Work therapy leisure time activities:

  • Music, literary circles, drama, art, sports activities;
  • Professional support provided by educational rehabilitators, psychologists and social workers to clients and their families, childcare officers, teachers and associates in regular educational institutions.

The Center is an approved practicum site for students of the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences and other faculties.


Contact Person:
Ivana Rotim


Public contacts:
+385-1-2382 218



Postal Address

Centar za odgoj i obrazovanje Vinko
Kušlanova ulica 59a

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