Laski

Laski

The story is about unique place in Poland. In Polish word ‘Laski’ states for ‘the canes’ that blind people use but also for the name of the village where there is the Educational Centre for Blinds which was created by woman who lost her sight at the age of 22. In 1911 she founded The Society for the Care of the Blind and a couple of years later – the Franciscan Sisters Servants of the Cross. Sisters live on the campus and take care of children together with secular persons. Children here are very helpful to each other. Both of these, in the second decade of the XX-th century, became foundations for the creation of the Institute for the Blind.

The Centre in Laski educates blind children from their first months of life until the Baccalaureate and Professional Exams. Essential education enables the blind to live independently amongst their family, work environment, and in a society of sighted people. On the campus there are kindergarten, primary school, high school, college, chapel, cemetery, dormitories for boys and girls.