E.G.N.Y.A. is a special charity that provides care and support to people with intellectual disabilities.

A day deeply engraved in our memories

The time 14:20. It was necessary to evacuate our Roof, as the fiery inferno was approaching us dangerously. Mr. Giorgos Papanikolaou, Mayor of Glyfada, was at our side in a flash. With his sensitivity and sincere concern, he ensured our immediate transportation from the areas of our municipality affected by the devastating fires.
A day deeply engraved in our memories - EΓNYA

The atmosphere was suffocating from the smoke and ashes and the hope of our safe return to our roof had almost vanished. With the initiative and actions of Mr. George Pananikolaou we were transferred to the KAPI of Agia Triada in Glyfada.

With our arrival every trace of fear and discomfort was erased. The Municipality of Glyfada team literally embraced us, offering us what we needed with emotional and material abundance. We overcame the tragic moments we experienced by having lunch together in a climate of love and solidarity. Immediately Mr. Papanikolaou managed to find available rooms in accommodation for our hospitality.

It was felt that the best option was to stay overnight at the Municipality's site, having each other, without being separated. The beautiful and welcoming space of the KAPI worked for us like a home with all the comforts. A home that could accommodate us for as long as it was deemed necessary. We are now all back at our base, counting only minor property damage, filled with feelings of gratitude and deep love for this wonderful man and his excellent team, who were at our side during these unbearable hours.

Words are not enough to express what we feel. Mr. George Papanikolaou, we express our heartfelt thanks to you and your team. You deserve our warmest congratulations. You prove that giving to people, solidarity and mutual aid become values without limits when the heart is open and full of love!

1) The Action concerns the continuation of the support of the operation of the structures by the KDEFs/other Centres, which were funded during the 2014-2020 programming period under the "ATTIKI" 2014-202 programme, until 31/12/2025.

By including the Facility in the FP 2021-2027, the EYNYA ensures the following:

A) The provision of day care and accommodation services to persons with disabilities, as follows:

(i) needs assessment, development and implementation of an individualised education, care and rehabilitation plan, including early intervention services,

(ii) training in social and life skills, with particular reference to applications of

modern technology, supported decision-making and sex education and health programmes, and preparation for independent or assisted living,

(iii) development and promotion of professional/employment skills, including professional

guidance and pre-vocational training,

(iv) promotion in employment and labour integration, using appropriate methods and tools,

(v) supportive and therapeutic interventions at individual and group level,

vi) preparing meals and catering for the beneficiaries,

(vii) recreational, cultural and sporting activities,

(viii) training, support and counselling programmes for families and/or carers,

(ix) community awareness and education programmes on issues relating to disability, disability

combating prejudices and adopting modern concepts of it,

x) training and education programmes for staff and volunteers,

(xi) recording and continuous evaluation of activities,

xii) transportation of beneficiaries to and from the Facility

The above services are provided for at least 4 and no more than 8 hours per beneficiary per day, during working days, including the transport of the beneficiaries to and from the Facility.

B) The implementation of networking and cooperation actions with social institutions/providers of social services such as Community Centres, and other structures providing similar services and the local community in general (e.g. municipalities, sports, cultural or other types of associations, educational community, etc.), aiming at the interconnection of the structure with the local community, the integration of beneficiaries in it and consequently the strengthening of social cohesion at local level.