The trainees come to the center, with the buses of the Association, a donation from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
The Center’s program concerns vocational training, socialization and skills acquisition aimed at trainees’s learner autonomy.
How we started
The Center operates five Laboratories aiming at Vocational Training for trainees.
The Floriculture Lab, where trainees with the help of their instructors, cultivate indoor and outdoor plants, starting from the rooting stage. They also deal with horticulture.
The Folk Art Lab, where trainees with the help of their trainer, are engaged in hagiography, making pictures of wood, stone, tile, shells and other materials. Furthermore they are engaged in the manufacture of folk art items such as bottles, pouches, handmade pillows, jewelery, handmade soaps, liqueurs and spoon sweets.
The Waxworks Laboratory, where the trainees with the help of their trainer, are engaged in the manufacture of aromatic candles but also of Christmas-Easter items and candles. They also deal with the creation of handmade jewelery and decorative-seasonal constructions with usable function.
The Bonbonier Lab, where trainees with the help of their trainer, are engaged in the construction of bonboniers for baptisms and weddings, on request.
The Silk-Screen Lab, where the trainees, with the help of their trainer, are engaged in the printing of promotional items by the silk-screen method to:
– Lighters and other promotional items
Finally in this Lab, trainnes undertake wedding and baptism invitation printing.
Moreover, to the Center’s facilities there is also the Lab of Autonomous Living, where trainees with the help of their trainers, are practiced in everyday life with the aim of:
– Learning about personal hygiene and safety rules
– Children’s training in the kitchen area
– Mobilization and active participation of trainees through standardized activities
– Maintain and improve skills through repetitions
– Improving children’s social behavior through planned and methodical visits to day-to-day interactions and entertainment
Development and conquest the student’s autonomy and sociability.