Contacts with schools

Contacts with schools

Events aiming at bringing our children closer to their able-bodied peers are particularly important. A new programme was launched in 2006 to access school children from around Athens.

Numerous schools visit the Open Door Centre and attend joint activities. The students respond with genuine interest. They watch theatrical performances and participate in sport and art activities together with the children and adult beneficiaries of the Open Door Centre. Their questions are meaningful and their suggestions and ideas demonstrate understanding, imagination and willingness for personal participation.

Moreover, many schools and students actively proved their goodwill by buying greeting cards and notebooks from our Boutique, organizing events, promoting the products of our workshops and collecting money for the support of Celebral Palsy Greece.

We consider such meetings to be very important, because the world of tomorrow belongs to this new generation, and only if today's children are ready to embrace children with disabilities, we can hope for a more humane future for everyone.

Visits in 2016

January 27th 2016

Visit from 30 students of the 9th Grade of Leonteios School of Nea Smyrni. During their visit, the students were given a tour around the Open Door Centre and attended the adult workshops.

January 28th 2016

Visit from the 1st High School of Glyfada and from 23 students of the 4th Grade of the 3rd Elementary School of Agios Dimitrios. During their visit, the students watched G. C. Menotti's theatrical play "Amal and the Night's Visitors".

February 4th 2016

Visit from 200 students of the 7th, 8th, and 9th Grade of Dionyssos High School. During their visit, the students watched the theatrical play "Ithaca – Long Journey Home".

February 18th 2016

Visit from 120 students of the 7th, 8th, and 9th Grade of "Geitonas" School. During their visit, the students watched the theatrical play "Ithaca – Long Journey Home".

March 16th 2016

Visit from 70 students of the 10th Grade of the 3rd Lyceum of Argyroupoli. During their visit, the students were divided in two groups and participated in the adult workshops.
20th and 21st April 2016

During our Easter Bazaar, the Theatre Group and the Chorus of the Open Door Centre were engaged in a number of artistic events, attended by the following students:
• 60 students of the 4th Grade of "Zoe" Elementary School
• 73 students of the Kindergarten and the 3rd Grade of "Hill" School
• 40 students of the 3rd and 4th Grade of the 16th Elementary School of Glyfada
• 120 students of the 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade of the 7th Elementary School of Argyroupoli
• 110 students of the 3rd and 5th Grade of the 1st Elementary School of Argyroupoli
• 35 students of the 11th Grade of the 2nd Lyceum of Glyfada

May 17th 2016

The 1st Grade of the Public Special Primary School that operates at the Open Door Centre visited the 3rd Elementary School of Agios Dimitrios in the context of a cooperation programme.

May 24th 2016

The Theatre and Dance Group of the Open Door Centre performed the theatrical play "For everything there is a season" for the students of the American Community School of Athens in Agia Paraskevi.