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Future staff of the Day Care Centre in Niksic learn how to work with children with disabilities in a new setting

© UNICEF Montenegro / 2010
DCC Niksic staff at the training

NIKSIC, 12 - 16 April, 2010 - The Day Care Centre in the Montenegrin municipality of Niksic is expected to start admitting children with disabilities at the end of May, Director Radojka Koprivica announced. The facility will accommodate on daily basis up to 35 children with moderate and severe disabilities. This week, The Association of Parents of Children with Disabilities in Niksic, with the support of UNICEF Montenegro organized the training for future staff.

Staff from Day Care Centre 'Tisa' in Bijelo Polje, opened in 2004, were also involved in the training in order to share their experience in working with children with disabilities. UNICEF believes that the best environment for raising children is within a loving and supportive family, and no exceptions should be made for children with disabilities.

© UNICEF Montenegro / 2010
Noala Skinner, UNICEF Representative in Montenegro

''Day Care Centres are an excellent alternative to institutionalisation - children can receive appropriate therapy and educational activities and still live with their families where they belong'' says Noala Skinner, UNICEF Representative in Montenegro.

Below is the video story from Niksic where future staff has been trained on how to work with children with disabilities in DCC setting.

Story by Momir Krivacevic



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