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Jaunuoli Dienos Centras - Lituania

Giovedì 5 febbraio 2015

Youth Day Care Centre is a social service institution that was established in 1996 by Panevezys Town Council.

It provides day activities for disabled youngster’s severe and moderate physical and intellectual impairment over 18 years of age. These activities include small work tasks, drama, art, IT and informal education.

It also provides social care for our clients. Itsrmission is to foster the uniqueness of each person while working towards the integration of disabled people into society. It gives a lot of importance to links with the community and organize special activities such as a theatre festival, sport competitions and Christmas activities.

Youth Day Care Centre is constantly seeking to develop through professional staff development, creating new activities that lead to development opportunities for disabled people and cooperating with organizations in other countries, adopting good practice from abroad.

At the moment the institution joins 50 users with various types and degrees of disabilities: users with mentally, mobility, speech problems and long term diseases. The age of users is 18-40 years.

Youth Day Care Centre:

  • organizes educational, cultural, sporting activities and social events
  • offers free of charge transportation with adapted vans, free of charge use of modern computer technology and internet access, free of charge photocopying and enlarging educational materials, organizing personal assistance
  • offers advice and help related to educational, vocational and living matters

It collects information on educational and living conditions of disabled students and make efforts to improve them. It raises public awareness about issues related to people with mental disabilities and encourage positive change for all disabled people.

Youth Day Care Centre cooperates with similar organizations home and abroad.

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