Dobrodelni projekt, ki se je dotaknil src mnogih znanih obrazov
Many well-known Slovenians joined the dyslexia awareness campaign on social networks, put themselves into the shoes of people with dyslexia for a moment, and encouraged the public to support the charity project, too.
When we come across the word “dyslexia”, many have heard something about it, but still know very little. In order to reach the widest possible circle of people in raising awareness about the symptoms of dyslexia, the Rotary club Ljubljana-Castle launched a charity project called “Living with Dyslexia” inviting other Slovenian Rotary, Rotaract and Interact clubs to join. Rotary club Ljubljana-Castle also set up a Facebook page of “Living with Dyslexia” for raising awareness on this subject, posting tips for easier daily life of patients, interesting facts and testimonies of successful people from around the world who face dyslexia on a daily basis. The project was also joined by Gojmir Lešnjak Gojc as an ambassador. He is a respectable Slovenian film, theatre and television actor who also suffers from dyslexia.
During the European Dyslexia Awareness Week in early October, the project “Now I understand you, too!” was launched. A number of famous Slovenians joined the project, which is still ongoing on social networks. They accepted a challenge to sign themselves with their dominant hand first, and then with the non-dominant hand in order to understand just a little better the issues people with dyslexia face every day. The project was supported by the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor, European Commissioner Violeta Bulc, alpine skier Ilka Štuhec, politician Matej Tonin, chef Alma Rekič, Dunking Devils acrobats, boxing champion Dejan Zavec, kickboxing champion Marjan Bolhar, basketball players Zoran Dragić, Edo Murić and Klemen Prepelič, and many others. Of course, everyone else is welcome to participate.
Because we want to and we try to understand.
Do you know what dyslexia is?
People with dyslexia think with the right half of the brain, so the information is stored differently and is somewhat differently understood. The challenges that about 10% of children and adolescents are facing are in particular evident in difficulties in reading and writing, the speed of processing and memorising information, short-term memory, auditory and visual perceptions, motor skills, concentration and organizational skills.
However, dyslexia has many advantages: a wide range of thinking, exceptional creativity, innovation, visual and spatial skills, awesome imagination and much more. Most people with dyslexia have successful careers and many famous people developed their talents precisely because of this disease: Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Hans Christian Andersen, Winston Churchill, Walt Disney, Muhammad Ali, Agatha Christie, Harrison Ford, Cher, Tom Cruise, Emma Watson and many others.