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

The new era of EGNYA

The Roof of the E.G.N.Y.Y.A. in the framework of the Erasmus+ 2020 programme implemented during the period 06/06/2021 - 12/06/2021 the first funded Key Action 1 (KA1) Learning Mobility in the field of Adult Education with the project title "The new era of E.G.N.Y.A." ("The new era of EGNYA"). More specifically, the 7 mobility participants coming from different employment departments and specialties visited the Special Education Centre Specjalny Ośrodek Szkolno - Wychowawczy nr 1 w Krakowie and carried out on-site job shadowing, observing and exchanging know-how in innovative practices - methods of education and intervention).

In the context of our participation in the Erasmus programme, the 2nd funded Learning Mobility KA1 - Adult Education Sector was implemented between 04/02/2022 - 10/02/2022. The participating group attended the Training Programme "Best for SEN - Adult Education & Care" by the Training Provider Anatolia Education & Consulting, in Lisbon, Sensory Integration, Play Therapy - Music Therapy, completing the Mobility Plan "The New Era of EGNYA", underlining the vision of the Institution for the "New Era of EGNYA".

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.