Thursday, August 18, 2016

Charity Challenge Luxembourg visiting KEPEP Lechaina

Our friends from Charity Challenge Luxembourg who have travelled on 2 scooters and a van more than 2800 km from Luxembourg to Lechaina visited the institution on Monday the 1st of August. They have been warmly welcomed by the staff of the institution and the team of the Child Health Institute Athens/Lumos that have just started to work there.
The 4 members of Charity Challenge Luxembourg have been visiting all the children and young people and made a connection to some of them. Most of the residents were very happy to see new people and also the scooters have found an admirer amongst the residents.

Charity Challenge Luxembourg raised 15.000 Euro which will be used to fund projects that aim to raise the quality of life for the residents. In a first project carried out by EEDA the nurses will be supported in learning healthy lifting techniques as well as individual assessment and care planning. Charity Challenge also donated therapeutic toys and the two scooters who have been serviced just before their arrival to the volunteers of the instution.

In the evening the team of Charity Challenge Luxembourg presented informations about their trip and thier fundraising in the cinema "Astron" in Lechaina to an interested audiance from the village. They have left a very postitive impression and a lot of postitive vibes. After the presentation of the team a vivid discussion about volunteerism developed amongst the audience. The people from Lechaina discussed about what they could do to help the residents of KEPEP!

Thank you very much Charity Challenge Luxembourg!

Visit Charity Challenge Luxembourg on their homepage and on facebook.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Καλώς ήρθατε Charity Challenge Luxembourg! - Welcome Charity Challenge Luxembourg at Cine Astro Lechaina!

They went more than 2700 to come from Luxembourg to Lechaina - on scooters!

On Monday, 1st of August at 7pm, we will welcome the team from Charity Challenge Luxembourg at the old cimena "Cine Astro" in Lechaina.

Everyone is warmly invited to attend the welcome event where the team of Charity Challenge Luxembourg will also share some pictures and stories of their trip and will speak about their organisation.

For a first impression visit:

Πήγανε  από το Λουξεμβούργο στα Λεχαινά - με σκούτερ!

Ελάτε να τους καλωσορίσετε και ακούσετε για το ταξίδι των παιδιών από Charity Challenge Luxembourg που ταξίδεψαν 2.700 χιλιόμετρα με σκουτερ για να επισκεφθούν τα Λεχαινά και να βοηθησουν! 
Την Δευτέρα 1 Αυγούστου, στις 7μμ, θα παρουσιάσουν την οργάνωσή τους και το ταξίδι τους στο Σινέ Άστρον Λεχαινά .

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Charity Challenge Luxembourg: Travelling on Scooters from Luxembourg to Lechaina

At the very moment our friends from Charity Challenge Luxembourg are on their way to Lechaina! Serge, Kevin and their team started on 20th of July in Luxembourg. 

They will have travelled more than 2500 km and will have crossed 10 countries when they arrive in Lechaina by the end of this/beginning of next week. In Lechaina they will hand over their donations personally.

Charity Challenge Luxembourg has fundraised a lot of money over the last months by organizing charity dinners or barbecues.The donation will be put to good use: Amongst other things it will support a 3 month staff training project in Lechaina carried out by the NGO EEDA under supervision of the Institute for Child's Health Athens and Lumos.


When KEPEP urgently needed diapers in summer 2015 Charity Challenge Luxembourg emergency donated 1000€ of their fundraising budget so the kids in Lechaina could have enough diapers.

Check the homepage of Charity Challenge Luxembourg and like follow their trip on Facebook!

We wish the team save travels and are looking forward to meet them in Lechaina!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Second phase of the LUMOS project approved

This week the Greek government approved the second part of the deinstitutionalisation project from LUMOS.

The first phase was the data gathering phase. The second phase will be the main intervention, where the residents will receive a personalised therapeutic program that will prepare them for the third phase the actual moving out of the institution. The program will involve interventions in and collaborations with the wider community, and where possible, with the families of the residents.
We will update you as soon as possible.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Two autistic children moved to a more suitable institution in Athens

In March two autistic children from KEPEP Lechaina were transfered to PIKPA Voula, a state run institution near Athens, where they found an environment that can meet their needs more. PIKPA Voula has a volunteers program and offers a wide range of therapeutic and educational aid. 

The two children who have been living in cage beds or closed rooms for 10 years since the age of 3, will need some time to get settled but they already started to explore their new environment and to go in interaction with the volunteers.

Monday, February 29, 2016

First visit of LUMOS representives in KEPEP

This week LUMOS representives visited KEPEP for the first time. The Greek Government approved the initial part of the deinstituationalisation project.

The first part will be 3 months of research about the history and background of the kids and young people living in KEPEP.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Meeting with EU officials to discuss reforms on child care services

This week Greek Government representatives met with EU officials in Brussels to discuss reform of child care services. A main topic was to find ressources for funding the reform. The meeting was organized by LUMOS and hosted by by Stelios Kouloglou, the Greek MEP, and Jean Lambert, MEP, Vice Chair of the Intergroup on children’s rights in the European Parliament.

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