KAAPAA SHISTOU (Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre) (ELIXMTV03) 28/4/2013-30/06/2013
The project is supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, one of the world's leading international philanthropic organizations, making grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and medicine, and social welfare. The Foundation funds organizations and projects that exhibit strong leadership and sound management and are expected to achieve a broad, lasting and positive social impact.
In the framework of the project "Lessons of Solidarity", ELIX cooperates with the Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre for children with disabilities "KAAPAA Shistou", which is part of one of the oldest public welfare organization under the el_gr Ministry of Labour, Social Insurance and Welfare.
Currently, the Centre hosts 32 children, teenagers, youngsters and adults ranging from 11 to 48 years with serious multiple disabilities. Most of the children suffer from mental retardation and/or physical disabilities, autism and other serious forms of intellectual disabilities, meaning they have multiple difficulties with normal communication, cognitive ability, social behaviour, motor skills and sensory integration.
The personnel of the Centre comprise 22 persons including nurses providing mainly rehabilitation work, training in life tasks such as personal hygiene, psychological and social support. The centre also provides children with therapies and activities that help them to reach their highest potential. It also runs a "real life simulation" program with the aim to help the children with less serious disabilities to develop social skills and gradually integrate into society.
The MTV-programme aims to support the improvement the conditions and care of the children in the daily routine of the centre. The active group of volunteers will support the staff and additionally organise alternative free time activities.
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