Σχολή Τυφλών «Άγιος Βαρνάβας»
Saint Barnabas School for the Blind

CYPRUS

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About us:

The St Barnabas School for the Blind is a multi-dynamic centre providing a wide range of services that include:

  • Support services for students with visual impairment attending mainstream educational settings
  • Support services for VI students who attend Higher Education Institutions in Cyprus and abroad
  • School for Parents
  • Training programmes for adults that are divided into two different groups:
  • a. Programmes for pre-vocational and vocational training for future employment
    b. Programmes aiming at the enhancement of students’ creativity, skills and self-development.
    The training programmes for adults as well as the special individual programmes focus on the following subjects: Orientation and Mobility, Daily Living Skills, Braille (Greek, English), Music, Music Braille, Byzantine music, Gardening, Art, Pottery, Wickerwork, Handicrafts, Dance, Cooking, Knitting, Mosaic, Computers, Accessible software and other electronic and technical means and aids for VI persons, Family Education, Health Education, General Knowledge, Self Development, Self Empowerment and Advancement, Development of Creativity and Drama workshop.
  • Tuition afternoon programmes for studenrts who attend mainstream schools which include nearly all the above subjects and additionally training for the acquisition of studying skills as well as activities for the development of social skills.
  • A Telephony Department (the only one provided for by the State)
  • Services for the training in the use of electronic means
  • Tape-recording and Transcription services
  • An Early Intervention programme for children with VI and their families
  • A Unit for children with multiple disabilities including visual impairment
  • Programme of Education for people with Deafblindness
  • Support Services for employed persons with VI
  • Psychological support and counselling provided individually or in groups
  • Social services
  • Co-operation with other institutions and/or organizations (e.g. The House of Representatives, the Court, the Department of Antiquities, Clinics and Hospitals, Pharmaceutical industries, the National Theatre, the Police Academy etc.) regarding the accessibility of persons with VI in buildings and areas (consideration, recommendations and assistance provided for the implementation), the transcription of written texts into Braille or enlarged printing as well as the production of embossed graphics that enable VI persons’ accessibility to information. Also, the way that persons with VI should be treated, addressed, approached.

Contacts

Contact Person:
Pelayia Karpasiti
Director

Phone:
00357 99477157

E-mail: pelayiasmail@gmail.com

Alternative Contact Person:
Anthias Paschali
Deputy Head

Phone:
00357 99642985

E-mail:
anthiasp@gmail.com

Website:
eid-scholi-tyflon-lef.schools.ac.cy

Postal Address

Σχολή Τυφλών «Άγιος Βαρνάβας
28th October 30,
2012 Strovolos,
Nicosia, Cyprus

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