Friends of the Blind is a training centre for guide dogs for the blind. The department in Koksijde was founded in 1996 and is part of the non-profit organisation Het Federaal Werk De Vrienden der Blinden en Slechtzienden in Mons. The aim of our association is to help visually impaired people so that they can participate in society in complete freedom and autonomy. We strive, with respect for the person and preserving their dignity, to promote their individual self-reliance, their personal development and their social and cultural integration.