ASSOCIATİON FOR EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF DISABLED PEOPLE
Association for Education and Development of Disabled People (Greece): Our Association wants to give the possibility to our members to be also involved in many sectors. The institution organizes courses in collaboration with other institutions, such as courses of computers, accountancy, language etc. From the other side, the objective of our association through our activities is to provide the possibility to our educational personnel (sociologists, professors etc.) to acquire experience and knowledge for the right pedagogic practice concerning the people with special needs and vocational training. All learners are people with special needs. In addition we aim through our activities to provide disabled with skills so as to ensure employment. Unfortunately the level of unemployment of disabled in Kavala is very high not only because of the lack of skills from the part of the disabled but also because employees are not used to give the chance to disabled to work. They believe that they will not manage to fulfil their expectations. The collaboration with different organizations will enrich their knowledge and experience since they will have the chance to meet new people with different ideas and cultures.
The Association was founded by members that were mainly disable and families so as to offer employment, education and professional rehabilitation to disabled people. The creation of the association was a mean so as to improve the everyday life of disabled and furthermore to give a collective character to members demands.
The association supports disable by offering:
– Advisory and Psychological Support to trainees and their families
– Socialization And Education Circulation Programmes
– Pedagogical programmes
– Computer and accounting courses
– Domestic Economy programmes
– Gymnastics and Athletics programmes
– Entertainment and Creative Occupation
The association came to fill a gap in the city of Kavala. We have voice and presence, hope and perspective. For this reason the acceptance of this effort by the local community is positive and encouraging.