Jarvis Cottage for the Blind in Greece

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:

Experienced personnel and volunteers staff the departments of The Lighthouse for the Blind and they cover the following needs:

  • Information
  • Education
  • Social Support
  • Employment
  • Health and Athletics
  • Entertainment

Your contribution

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.

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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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The Need Continues

After decades of slowly improving circumstances for the sightless in Greece, conditions for the blind have taken a drastic downturn as a result of the faltering economy of Greece. If you have ever considered helping to improve the lives of others less fortunate than you, now is the perfect time to act.

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