Making efforts to provide support to disabled people with establishing mini facilities for digital printing, New Opportunity from Herceg Novi, although young organization, quickly became well-known as good practice example in Montenegro.
The company delivers graphic services that cover from designing to printing. What does it do differently? All the employees have some sort of mental disability. With already established cooperation with local Employment Agency and local government, and support secured from CNF and Foundation Open Society Institute, members of this organization knit all stakeholders with a common goal – prevent social exclusion of person with disabilities and provide them conditions for being useful members of community.
Seven young people with developmental dysphasia and elements of autism and lighter form of Down syndrome, with preserved residual work capacity, now have working time, producing various forms of printed material, such as business cards, calendars, leaflets, etc. Besides the ones working in the shop, the organization also assists kids, youth and adults with custom training and arts classes, music and crafts.
Feeding this approach, with ears on the ground considering needs of this group, they become a milestone for other similar organizations as know-how model.