Guide Dogs for the Blind

Join us in our vision of a world in which blind and deaf people in Romania enjoy the same rights, opportunities, responsibilities, fulfilment and quality of life as their able-bodied peers.
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We had an amazing creative weekend, designing and painting murals and sensory paths at the School for the Deaf Bucharest.

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Guide Dogs belong everywhere: It’s the Law!

We are so grateful and happy of what we experienced today in the Romanian Parliament-the modification of law 448/2006 about the full access of guide dogs to every space of daily life, this new legislation opens the door to better guide dog and service dog services , bringing significant fines in case of rejection and […]

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What we do


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Guide Dogs for the Blind
Free of charge dog that can guide you
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White Cane Sessions
Based on international models of good practice
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Braille reading
Respecting our beneficiaries dignity and personal choices

About us


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Light into Europe is a British-Romanian charity founded in 1986 and which has been active in Romania since 1990. From 1997 to 2003 Light into Europe was invited by the Ministry of Health to be the sole provider of Air Ambulance services, saving 900 lives over 4000 flying hours. In 2003, the Air Ambulance service was handed over to SMURD.

Since 2003, the focus of Light into Europe has been on supporting blind and deaf people in Romania and developing services to support them to be able to live independent lives as part of the community.

In 2007 we opened our Resource Centre for the Sensory Impaired which hosts our Guide Dog Centre, Braille Library and Big Print Book production as well our creative education workshops.

In 2010 we successfully trained and matched our 1st Guide Dog for the Blind, Chloe with Gabi Nicolescu. Since this time we have trained and expanded the programme to support more visually impaired around the country and also provided assistance dogs to children with autism and persons with epilepsy.

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How can you help


You can do more than you think

There are over 100.000 people in Romania who suffer from severe visual impairments or are blind. Our vision at Light into Europe is to deliver essential services to children and adults who are blind across Romania. Our mission is to assist people who suffer from severe visual impairment to gain mobility, freedom and independence and play an active role in their communities. Our main services include providing Guide Dogs for the Blind, Orientation and Mobility training and adapted text books for schools

There are over 40.000 people in Romania who suffer from severe hearing loss or are deaf. We desire to support these people by providing life skills training through creative education, Romanian Sign Language courses, advocacy and early intervention support

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Light into Europe wants to see a world where everybody who needs a Guide Dog, has a Guide Dog. For that reason, each of our dogs is provided free of charge to people who are blind or vision impaired.

             

Meet our dogs


We want you to meet our Guide Dog family!

Click on any of the pictures below to find out about our dogs, what they are doing and their character.

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