“Salame de Chocolate” with the blind and visually impaired

Last Thursday (31/08/2023), Me and Diana had the incredible privilege of volunteering with the blind association from sisak along with iks, that supports blind and mentally disabled individuals, as well as children and youth. Our day was filled with fun activities that not only brought smiles to everyone’s faces but also played a crucial role in enhancing their skills and building connections. In addiction to that we also had an educational class on supporting and assisting blind/visually impaired individuals. We learned how to use canes effectively and how to identify objects through sound cues. It was a very useful experience that taught us valuable skills for helping others navigate the world with confidence and independence.

The highlight of our day was making “Salame de Chocolate” a delightful Portuguese and Italian recipe. We teamed up with the participants, and together, we mixed, molded, and rolled the ingredients to create this delicious treat. What made this experience truly special was that we adapted the activity to be inclusive for the visually impaired individuals. They could feel the textures, smell the cocoa, and use their senses to engage fully. This not only improved their tactile skills but also provided a sense of accomplishment as they contributed to making a scrumptious dessert.

After our culinary adventure, we decided to take on a unique challenge: playing darts while blindfolded. It was an eye-opening experience (pun intended) that allowed us to understand the importance of trust, communication, and teamwork. The blind participants showed incredible determination and courage as they relied on their other senses and guidance from their sighted peers to hit the target. It was a testament to their resilience and ability to adapt.

Before diving into these activities, we kicked off the day with an ice breaker, playing “Two Truths and a Lie.” This simple yet effective game helped break down any initial barriers and encouraged everyone to share a bit about themselves. It was heartwarming to see how quickly connections formed, fostering a sense of belonging and camaraderie among us all.

Volunteering with this organization has reaffirmed my belief in the power of inclusivity and the incredible potential that lies within each person, regardless of their abilities. It was a day filled with laughter, learning, and making memories that will stay with me forever. I’m already looking forward to our next adventure together, knowing that these experiences not only brighten their lives but also enrich my own.

For me, volunteering is a deeply meaningful way to connect with my values of compassion, inclusivity, and community engagement. It’s an opportunity to dedicate my time and skills to an organization that supports blind and mentally disabled individuals, as well as children and youth. Through volunteering, I get to be a part of a team that strives to make a positive impact on the lives of these individuals, helping them overcome challenges and fostering a sense of belonging.

Volunteering is not just a task but a reflection of who I am and what I stand for. It allows me to see the world from different perspectives and appreciate the resilience and potential in every person, regardless of their abilities. It’s a way to give back to my community, inspire positive change, and create a more inclusive and caring society.


– Inga, 20


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