5th Friendship Walk 2018 – Athens 2018

5th FRIENDSHIP WALK, Athens 2018 | #LetsBeFriends #BestBuddiesGreece #BBFW2018

THE FRIENDSHIP WALK FOR FRIENDSHIP AND SOCIAL INCLUSION OF PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

 

On Saturday June 2nd 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Syntagma Square, FilarakiaElladas – Best Buddies Greece will have for the 5th consecutive year, their “FRIENDSHIP WALK – Athens 2018”.

In many parts of the world the Friendship Walk is one of the biggest walks for friendship, love and acceptance of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
It is a big event, where hundreds of citizens, volunteers with and without disabilities participate, and walk with our Buddies. Atthiseventdance, rhythmandmusiclead the passion of the day.

Best Buddies Greece are developing in Greece since the summer of 2011. The organization FilarakiaElladas – Best Buddies Greece promotes friendship as a natural way for socialization, between one volunteer and one person with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. The goal is to inform citizens and build awareness of the organization and its programs which support the social inclusion of persons with IDD.We tackle the stereotypes of ridicule, avoidance, rejection and segregation.
Our mission is to achieve social change in our society through social inclusion of persons with IDD.

Weinviteallpersonswhoareinterestedtoparticipatewithoutanyobligation, in this open call social event for the awareness and acceptance of persons with IDD. We will begin the “FRIENDSHIP WALK” with starting point at Syntagma Square and the ending point will be Monastiraki Square (through pedestrian street of Ermou)

«With each step, we change lives!!»

Date & Location

Saturday 02 June 2018, Syntagma Square

Schedule

  • 10:00 Starting point- Syntagma Square – Checkin
  • 10:30 Livemusic with the groupAlterEgo
  • 11:00 Dance Group – Capoeirathens
  • 11:30 Drums Group – Quilombo
  • 12:00 Beginning of Walk
  • 12:45 Arrival at Monastiraki Square
  • 13:00 Termination of walk
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At Syntagma Square there will be booths of Best Buddies Greece.

We will also have parallel events taking place as facepainting, stiltwalkers and other surprises!

Communication Manager: Kelly Gouni tel. 210 9016677 (hrs 10:00 – 16:00), 6975944081

Project Manager: Bardouniotis Eleni, τel. 6948577786

Email:[email protected]

Find us at Social Media @BestBuddiesGreece

Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1446943512077908/

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Under the auspices of the City of Athens