VISION:

Every visually impaired child will enjoy equal opportunities and access in all activities in life according to choice and ability.

MISSION:

To advocate actively for all visually impaired by providing support to their families and promoting partnership with social institution that will result to awareness, acceptance and access.

PAVIC as Parents Organization.

PAVIC was formed in 1999 with just a dozen of parents whose children are either blind, low vision and/or with additional disabilities. As of date, PAVIC parent membership is 700 nationwide, with majority in capital region.

PAVIC was registered with Securities and Exchange Commission as a non stock non profit organization , and is accredited with Department of Social Welfare and Development, recognized by National Council on Disability Affairs as a Disabled People’s Organization ( DPO ).

PAVIC is a partner with Department of Education in holding seminars for teachers and school administrators on handling children and youth with visual impairment. PAVIC works with various government Departments and other NGOs promoting general public awareness on well beings of Children with Disabilities.

Programs and Activities

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Parents Training

To equip and empower parents the necessary knowledge and skills in raising their children with visual impairment - with right attitude in advocating for the welfare of their children. PAVIC conducts consultations, seminars and workshops for parents, as well as teachers.

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Advocacy and Awareness Raising

To create public awareness:

  • We participate and /or conduct annual White Cane Day Celebration every 1st of August of each year
  • Hosts VISTA Games, an annual sports activity for children with visual impairment every 1st Saturday of March
  • Encourage our children to join in local and national sports events like triathlon and Spartan race, including mountain climbing
  • Conducts orientation for front liners in malls, hotels and other establishments on how to handle people with visual impairment once they are in their premise

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Community-Based Rehabilitation

Naga City CBR - The Parent Advocates for Visually Impaired Children, in partnership with LibREHAB, the community-based rehabilitation (CBR) program of the UST-College of Rehabilitation Sciences, who caters to the University’s partner communities and sectoral partners, focusing on persons with disabilities and senior citizens , Perkins School for the Blind, City of Naga and the Universidad de Sta. Isabel, joined hands in this CBR project. UST-CRS initiated a research-based CBR program in Naga City. This is a five-year program anchored on the CBR Management Cycle. The cycle began in 2015 with situational analysis which required the development of assessment tools that are culturally adapted and will allow for the collection of locally and globally comparative health and disability data that will serve as basis for program planning and design.

Addressing the Therapy Needs of Children with Visual Impairment (Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao)- We bring therapists (Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologist) and rehabilitation doctor to different parts of the country to orient parents, teachers and Barangay Health Workers on how therapy can help children with special needs, assess the children and give home program for each child where families are thought basic therapy strategies that they can perform at home.

Our Partners

Our Achievements

Advocating Rights of Children

Parents understand UN CRPD and the Magna Carta for Persons with Disability

Local Parents Groups was formed

VACVI-Visayas, MACVI-Mindanao, MACVI-CDO, SORAVIC-Sorsogon, NACAMPVIA-Naga

Annual Activities

White Cane Day Celebration and VISTA become annual activities for the V.I.s

Government Consultative Committee Meetings

Take active role in Government and quasi-government consultative committee meetings