Corfu’s Smiles – Job creation at a local level through programs of social nature services in the Region of Ionian Islands
The extended presence of the Organization “The Smile of the
Child” in various places of the country not only gives the Organization the
chance to open its arms to children at risk or in crisis, but also creates the
possibilities to decisively contribute to the social life and the development of
the local communities.
To this direction and in the framework of a relevant invitation of the Ministry of Labor to submit proposals for activities of social nature services in order towards strengthening the local employment, “The Smile of the Child” implements this programme in the Region of Ionian Islands.
The programme includes the following activities:
- Social Care Services to children.
- A study on the development of the Organization’s premises in Corfu.
In order to highlight the importance of the direct contact
with nature to the integrated development of children and to create job
perspectives, both the size and the features of the Organization’s premises in
Corfu provide the prerequisites for the creation of an Ecological /
Environmental Experiential Information Center. The premises already operate as
an attracting pole for children in cooperation with the educational units of
Corfu and other places in Greece. The aim of the specific action is to work out
a final integrated study on the development and operation of a Pilot Ecological/Environmental
Experiential Information Activity Center.
The proposed project is implemented in collaboration with the Region of Ionian Islands, in compliance with the relevant signed Memorandum of Cooperation.
21 persons were benefited and hired through this Programme.