Association for Education and Development of Disable People (Greece): This Association wants to give the possibility to its members to be 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 this association through its activities is to provide the possibility to the educational personnel (sociologists, professors etc.) to acquire experience and knowledge for the right pedagogic practice concerning the people with special needs. All learners are people with special needs. In addition the members aim through the activities to provide disabled with skills so as to ensure employment. Unfortunately the level of life of disabled in Kavala is very low not only because of the lack of skills from the part of the disabled but also because local community is not used to give the chance to disabled to participate in social life. The members 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 every day life of disabled and furthermore to give a collective character to members demands.
The association supports disabled by offering:
– Advisory and Psychological Support;
– 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. Its members have voice and presence, hope and perspective. For this reason the acceptance of this effort by the local community is positive and encouraging!
Members and staff of the association are professional adult educators or experts in fields that are relevant with sports activities. All of them, that are involve in materialization of education, research or sports projects and they have big experience at this sector.
Association for Education and Development of Disable People has materialized EU funded projects and our staff is very experienced and has a full knowledge about rules, economic management etc. for the materialization of a project.