6th Friendship Walk 2019 – Athens 2019

6th FRIENDSHIP WALK, Athens 2019

FILARAKIA ELLADAS – BEST BUDDIES GREECE

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A WALK FOR FRIENDSHIP AND INCLUSION

OF PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

 

 On Saturday June 22nd 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Syntagma Square Best Buddies Greece  will have for the the 6th consecutive year the “FRIENDSHIP WALK – Athens 2019”

 All over the world the Friendship Walk, is referred as the biggest friendship walk, of love and acceptance of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

It is a great big event, where hundreds of citizens, volunteers and IDD persons (intellectual and developmental disabilities) join together with their Buddies.  It is an event where dance, music and rhythm are at their very best.

Best Buddies Greece has been developing in Greece since the summer of 2011.  The organization FILARAKIA ELLADAS – Best Buddies Greece promotes friendship as a natural way for inclusion between ONE volunteer and ONE IDD person.  Our mission is social change through inclusion of IDD persons.

In order to reach our mission we take steps, really and literally, developing during the last years the FRIENDSHIP WALKS.  The target is to inform and increase awareness of citizens about inclusion and acceptance of the differences among persons.  We fight for the avoidance of social stigmatization (ridicule, avoidance, rejection and exclusion of IDD persons)

We invite all who want to participate without any obligations to this great open event to increase awareness of society about the differences among us.  We will start the “FRIENDSHIP WALK” from Syntagma Square and the final point will be Monastiraki Square (through the pedestrian street of Ermou).

 

 «With each step, we are changing lives!»

  

Program

09.30 Checkin

10:00 Event begins at Syntagma Square

10:20 Livewith the bandAlterEgo

10:45 Public talk from IDD persons (BestBuddies’ Ambassadors) &JenniferAllen (Representative of Best Buddies International)

11:00 Dance team – HoopIT

11:30 Drums team – Quilombo

12:00 Beginning of Walk

12:45 Arrival at Monastiraki Square

13:00 Termination of Walk

 

All the happenings are interactive!

At Syntagma Square there will be booths with material of Best Buddies Greece.

Also there will be parallel happenings with facepainting for children, stilt walker and many other surprises!

 

Communications Manager: KelllyGounitel. 213 0996052 (hours 10:00 – 16:00), 6975944081

Project Manager: Eleni Bardouniotis, tel. 6948577786

Email:[email protected]

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