“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
― Albert Einstein
Last November, the 2nd activity for the Erasmus+ Project “The Change Starts with Us” took place in Athens, Greece. This time, 36 participants from 6 European countries embarked on this activity to broaden their knowledge about disabilities and ESL (Early School Leaving).
The 5 days included a wide range of activities, such as presentations, open discussions, games, reflexion exercises, workshops and teamwork activities, all promoting integration between those with and without disabilities in an international environment.
The participants visited several vocational training schools for children with special needs to learn more about living with a disability and how people with disabilities adapt to go to school.
The activities helped the participants to increase their awareness about the challenges young people with disabilities face in their everyday lives.
Fortunately, they found time to enjoy sunny Greece, visiting the different attractions such as the amazing Acropolis and the Museum of Ancient Delphi, where they learned about Greek culture and ancient history, followed by traditional dance lessons and delicious food.
To sum up, this project helped young people to better understand what it means and how it feels to be a young person with a disability. They learned about the potential causes of exclusion amongst young people with disabilities and how they could help to make life easier for them.
As Stephen Hawking once said, “Disability need not be an obstacle to success”.
We would like to thank Manpower Employment Services for their great work hosting the project’s second LTT.
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