In-Residence Students

Housing for the Blind

  • Programs for sightless students can help children outside of the Athens area
  • There are no facilities for in-residence students at the Kalithea facility
  • We hope to buy a building and refit it for in-residence dormitory living for sightless students

The Lighthouse for the Blind Annexes

  • There are large underserved populations of sightless in Ipiros and Crete
  • The School has identified two locations, both near universities that offer easy access and public transportation
  • We hope to establish annexes in Ioannina in Ipiros and Iraklion in Crete

Technology For The Blind

Technology for the blind.
  • Many technical instruments and machines can not be use by the blind
  • The Lighthouse for the Blind has an ISO9001-compliant factory that has done some ground-breaking work to make instruments accessible
  • We hope to create a department that will create new software for technical instruments in collaboration with universities and technical firms

E-Learning For The Blind

Braille Typewriter

  • The Lighthouse for the Blind has established a basic website in the past 2 years
  • Traffic to the website has confirmed a great interest on the part of sightless all over Greece to get help with education, services, work-aids, etc.
  • We hope to create a program of E-Learning and in Braille using the website and specialized equipment for the sightless who can not visit our annexes or main facility

Ceramics for the Multi-Handicapped

Ceramics for the Handicapped.

  • The Lighthouse for the Blind started a pilot program for 4 multi-handicapped children several years ago
  • The program has been a resounding success. Pieces are being sold and are on exhibit in several galleries
  • We hope to expand the program to include a minimum of 10 multi-handicapped adults with a focus on developing facilities and support services to allow them to excel in art ceramics

American Friends of the Blind in Greece: Our Vision

The American Friends of the Blind in Greece works toward a day when blind and severely sight-impaired people in Greece have access to the best possible support and opportunities available to blind people worldwide.


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