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According to United Nation Organization (2015), 10% of people are disabled,while there is an increase of 2-7% every decade. In Greece it is estimated that 1 mil. people are disabled. However there is lack of actions that stimulate them through Role-Models to be active in society.

“Legends of Disability” is an innovative project aiming to demonstrate the achievements of people with disabilities (PWD) in different fields (science, art, sport, entrepreneurship) and empower young and old PWD to become active and shape their own future through a role-model game-based approach.

Specific objectives:

  • Education and empowerment of PWD through Role-model games and activities
  • Empowerment of their soft skills   
  • Creation of tools for career development, and self-advocacy on their educational, economical(career) and societal rights
  • strengthening of the professional profile of trainers and relevant professionals
  • inclusion and fostering of equity, involvement, cooperation and integration

Main activities:

-Development of educational toolkit- game “Legends of Disability) featuring 100 PWD-role models (ex.Frida Kahlo, Stephen Hawking etc)

-3 Game Co-creation festivals (Athens, Komotini, Patra) focusing on games concerning role-models and career development-Selection and development of 4 game ideas through 12 playtesting workshops

-Development of 2 guides addressing trainers-carers and educators of PWD (games,  role-models,activities for career development and advocacy) 

-3 capacity building workshops for professionals

-3 self-advocacy events using the games created through the project

Challedu will be the leader of the “Legends of Disability” project while Best Buddies, Perpato and Frodizo will engage their population and contribute to festivals, workshops and advocacy events organization and implementation.

The 12 million €  Active citizens fund program is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and is part of the European Economic Area (EEA) funding mechanism for the period 2014 – 2021, known as EEA Grants.The program aims to strengthen and enhance the sustainability of civil society and to highlight its role in promoting democratic processes, enhancing citizen participation in the community and defending human rights. The management of the Active citizens fund fund program for Greece has been jointly undertaken by the Bodosakis Foundation and SolidarityNow.

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