What WHITE CANE is
The social movement WHITE CANE is a non-commercial organization, founded and run by blind people. Our work is a constant social experiment. We seek to find new ways to activate and develop the talents of people with disabilities.
The philosophy of ExtrAbility guides us in our work. We think that all people have talent – Extra Abilities – and they just need the chance to develop these talents and achieve an active and fulfilling lifestyle. The role of WHITE CANE is to help people make their ExtrAbilities visible and enhance them.
- Accepting yourself.
- Openness and creativity.
- Building your own world.
- Doing the impossible.
The mission of the social movement WHITE CANE is to inspire people of all abilities to become independent, successful and useful to the whole society.
We would be happy to welcome everyone who attempts to implement his or her creative, entrepreneurial, civic and other positive ideas.
“With great pleasure and joy, over the years I have been watching the activities of WHITE CANE. The glory of the human spirit in overcoming limited abilities inspires me personally and everybody who gets in touch with WHITE CANE. The role models of Oleg and his peers allow one to approach their lives differently, to review their values and to find their own ways to serve others! I hope that the new website will be a useful tool in reaching the benevolent goal of helping others to find a way to live a full life.”
“When I met Oleg Kolpashchikov, I felt that it was me who was blind, not him. I thought so because it was me who didn’t notice many joys in life. This man changed the attitude to the circumstances; he made the conditions work to his benefit. He is an independent and self-sufficient man, a successful business coach, who has found his niche in the environment of nondisabled people, that is, in the open labor market. He changed his attitude to life completely, and life turned its bright side to him. I am sure that he is happier than thousands of nondisabled people.”