Beautiful, deaf (hard of hearing) and eager to study - 13 girls (including twins) will adorn the calendar for year 2013 creation of which is now underway, with the aim of selling and collecting money for a charity campaign called "I want to know too."
At various locations in the city of Zagreb, in dresses of famous Croatian designers and in front of the lens of Tomislav Može you would never say that these girls are not professional models. But their lives are not catwalks and lights, but the problems about which people with normal hearing never think about.
The most important part of the charity is to raise money for typists at colleges, because without them a deaf (hard of hearing) person can not study. Last year, two students sat in the pews, precisely because of typists who have finally started to act somewhat at colleges. However, they participate in just a few courses, not in all, because we can not pay them enough. This year, seven students enrolled in college, but it's still not enough, because there are several interested parties, but do not have a chance - said Vanja Jović, academic painter-printmaker and president of the Croatian Association for Creative Development and Protection of the Rights of Deaf (Hard of Hearing) Videatur. - "Well, it is most important that girls are delighted and excited, but also nervous, because they are not sure whether their communication with the photographer will succeed. This is a nice opportunity for them to show themselves a little bit and wear dresses designed by Matija Vuica, Envy Room, I-gle, Boudoir, Hippy Garden, etc. Whatever came out from this action, we know that we have given the best, which is really important" - says painter who will give final signature on the calendar, because she has edited it, and added that, unfortunately, they can count only on their own strength.
- "Unfortunately, the government has no interest in us, so we do not count on their money. Therefore we will try with the calendar. We still edit it so we're not sure exactly how much it will cost, but probably between 50 and 100 kuna. Photos from the calendar will at the end of year be exhibited in galleries throughout the Croatia, and if all else fails and we do not collect enough money, then we will organize a concert, and hope for the best - concluded Vanja.