Zgura-M have successfully become part of a major European project that is set to break down educational barriers faced by people with learning disabilities and sensory impairment.
GOAL.NET, which is being lead by Nottingham Trent University, will use a series of interactive computer games to develop basic vocational skills such as travel training, communication support, CV writing, job search, work experience, health and safety training, employment rights and benefits advice. Funding for the project has been attained from the Leonardo Da Vinci programme that aims to improve the provision of work based learning. The programme is part of the European Commission’s new Life Long Learning Programme which aims to build skilled workforces throughout Europe. The project is made up of 5 organisations working as partners, these are Nottingham Trent University, BID Services with Deaf people, Greenhat Interactive, all UK based; Zgura-M, based in Bulgaria and Greece based e-Isotis. All of the partners will be developing different areas of the project based on their expertise.