The Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece is a non-profit association, subsidised and overseen by the Ministry of Health and Prevention. Founded in 1946, their aim being to support blind individuals, reduce the consequences from the loss of sight and to raise awareness of the public and the State about the problems that they face.
The Schools Mission:
In the space of about 1 acre, with building facilities that exceed 2600 square meters, we have created infrastructures and services that can meet the total needs of visually-impaired individuals to help them live a dignified, independent and activity-rich life. For over 60 years the activities of The Lighthouse for the Blind, in the areas of information, education and employment of visually-impaired individuals, have made us the main point of reference in the sector of Blindness. In this way we have helped contribute to the understanding of what difficulties blind individuals face everyday.
On our grounds, there are:
- Lending Library with Braille and Audio books
- Braille Printing Center
- Audio Books recording studio
- Metal Works Unit
- Brushes - Brooms Workshop
- Ceramics Workshop
- Gymnasium and workout areas
- Tactual Museum with exhibitions from all periods of cultural civilization
- Event hall and Theatre
- Training and Rehabilitation Center for the visually-impaired
Experienced personnel and volunteers staff the departments of The Lighthouse for the Blind and they cover the following needs:
- Social Support
- Health and Athletics
The Lighthouse for the Blind, as a non-profit organization, depends on your contributions for the continuation of its work. Our aim is to make known the activities and the programs of The Lighthouse for the Blind, as well as the products that visually impaired individuals produce in our workshops. As you will discover, they are products of high quality of which the continuous production provide work for the blind.