We are pleased to announce our participation in the program “Points of Support” in the field of “Social Integration of People with Disabilities” with the program “Work Buddies: Inclusion in the workplace”, which includes the training of company personnel and empowering people on the autism spectrum in Attica with the aim of including them in the workforce, in collaboration with Tact Hellas Therapy and Education.
The action is implemented within the framework of the “Points of Support” program, which is co-financed by the Ioannis S. Latsis Foundation, the TIMA Foundation, the Captain Vassilis & Carmen Konstantakopoulos Foundation, the A. G. Leventis Foundation, the Athanasios K. Foundation. Laskaridis, the Costas M. Lemos Foundation, the Public Benefit Foundation for Social and Cultural Work KIKPE, The Hellenic Initiative Canada, the Athena I. Martinou Foundation and the Bodossaki Foundation”.
Best Buddies Greece Spot 2021 - Friendship is a Gift!
Best Buddies are pleased and proud to present their new advertising spot for 2021! We support acceptance through friendships and exclude loneliness and sadness in the lives of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities!
Don’t forget to like the video and Subscribe to the Best Buddies Greece YouTube channel!
We warmly thank the Participants: Alexandros Logothetidis, Vivi Nikolakea, Georgios Lambropoulos, Maria – Irini Lambropoulou, Marianna Thomas, Andreas Vassilopoulos, Evangelos Martis.
Filmaking: Dimitris Paleologos In Oblivion FilmsWebsite: https://oblivionfilms.eu/ Photographer & Visual Artist: Manes Pangalos
Manes PhotographerWebsite: https://manesphoto.com/
Production: Best Buddies Greece, Kelly Gouni
The shooting took place in 2020, before the spread of COVID-19.
The Best Buddies Program of Greece is implemented with a donation from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (ISN).
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Best Buddies enhances persons with IDD lives and helps them secure rewarding jobs, live on their own, become inspirational leaders, and make lifelong meaningful relationships.
Best Buddies accomplishes its mission through seven unique programs: Best Buddies Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, Citizens, Jobs, e-Buddies ® and BUILD (Buddies United in Leadership Development). Best Buddies programs engage participants in each of the 50 United States and operate accredited international programs in 54 countries throughout the continents. With all these programs over 800,000 persons are impacted every year.
Best Buddies was created in 1989, when Founder Anthony Kennedy Shriver observed the lack of opportunity for people with IDD to socialize with their peers without IDD. He recognized the power of one-to-one friendship to develop their self-esteem, improve their outlook on life, and their integration in society. A college student himself, Shriver knew that his peers had the energy and commitment to positively transform their communities. His inspiration to bring both groups together created the Best Buddies concept.
We are the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
The Friendships Program builds friendships between persons with and without IDD. The program is developed each year during the academic period starting in September and ending in June.
The programs educates and empowers people with and without IDD to become leaders, public speakers and advocates. Best Buddies believes that its program participants can lead the effort within their community and beyond to build a more inclusive world for people with IDD.
This program at Best Buddies International secures jobs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), allowing them to earn an income, pay taxes, and continuously and independently support themselves.
The volunteer – friend, is invited to organize with his friend two outings of common interests and once a week to have a telephone conversation.
Our scientific staff is at the disposal of the volunteer for whatever he wants.
Each year we organize multiple actions, both for the fun of young people and volunteers, as well as for the promotion of Best Buddies. Be our partner and promote Best Buddies!
You can have a profoundly positive impact on the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). There are so many ways you can advocate for the Best Buddies mission.
Are you looking for a real and true friendship? Are you an observer of social exclusion of groups and want to help eliminate it?
Then Best Buddies Greece is the right organization to create new friends with people who really need it!
The mission of the Worldwide Best Buddies Organization is to create a Global Volunteer Movement to help promote one-to-one friendship, promote professional integration and develop Leadership Standards for people with mental and developmental disabilities (AMEA).
The goal is to change our world with a real friendship between the Disabled and other citizens!
Αs we develop, our vision grows! We look forward and dream of a world with a common denominator of friendship, love and respect.
* The program applies to young people over 18 years of age