Social inclusion

It is a process of improving living conditions and providing equal opportunities for all people, including children with disabilities and adults, to participate in all spheres of social life and to exercise their right to independent living and dignified life.

According to this model, we regard disabilities within the context of social and cultural values. People with disabilities are citizens who can take their part in the social, political and cultural life of the country, just in the same way as all the other citizens. An accessible environment is essential for providing full inclusion. “Accessible environment” implies removing barriers to people’s mobility through urban planning and architectural solutions, as well as spreading accessible information, changing minds and attitudes.

The implementation of the social model will contribute to the overall quality of life and to equal participation in the social life for all. Social inclusion is connected directly to the fulfillment of the substantive human rights and freedoms.

Overcoming the stereotypes about disabilities and developing exemplary cooperation models between people with and without disabilities is essential for social inclusion. Each of Bridge of Hope’s projects aims directly or indirectly to the social inclusion of people with disabilities. Since early childhood, children not only study together but also create together.