The Student Support Office implemented workshop “On the Rights of Students with Disabilities and Scholarship Opportunities”
In the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, on Tuesday, 11 December 2018 the Student Support Office realized a workshop on the topic: “On The Rights of Students with Disabilities and Scholarship Opportunities.”
The workshop aimed at informing students about the rights and possibilities of applying to public calls for wining funds for education/student scholarships. In accomplishing these goals and realization of the workshop, Melisa Koradžija, lawyer with the Krila Nada Foundation and Nejra Šabić, Fund for Professional Rehabilitation and Employment of Persons with Disabilities of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina employee made immense contribution.
Mrs. Melisa Koradžija introduced workshop participants with the Foundation activities and opened a very interesting discussion on topics related to the protection and realization of the rights of students with disabilities (public transport, other people's sensibility, spatial accessibility, assistance, etc.). She particularly emphasized the importance of recognizing the needs and possibilities of meeting them within the existing legal frameworks, and the importance of future joint action with the aim of correcting and improving legislation. This part of the address was followed by the active participation of the participants and the exchange of experiences.
After the first block, the participants were addressed by Mrs. Nejra Šabić, who gave detailed information on the public calls, announced by the Fund, and with their presentation interested participants to actively participate in the conversation. The practicality of this part of the workshop was also contributed by the fact that the participants had insight into the application forms that are usually most challenging to fill, and ask questions about the possibilities of scholarships, but also employment and self-employment.
The workshop was interactive, practical, and participants gladly talked, asked and shared personal experiences. The workshop was attended by 15 students with disabilities, two mothers of disabled students, members of the professional team of the Office, and Mrs. Jasminka Proho - sign language interpreter.