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Lepsi svet n.o.

description of organisation

The center Lepší svet (Better life) was established in 2003 as non government organization. In the present time the center provides a wide scale of social services for 70 adults in Bratislava and Trenčín who present middle or severe forms of mental handicaps. The social service pursues rehabilitation where the center wants to activate inner abilities of the clients. The daily activities focus on working rehabilitation. In the morning the clients (8-10) work in five workshops: ceramic, textile, art, painting on the glass and mixed (open activities according needs). In the afternoon they can take part on music therapy, psychotherapy and various hobby groups like table tennis, folk dance group, and music group. They can relax in a sauna and take a massage done by professional. They are offered to work and help in the garden. The center serves as a sheltered workshop.
Lepší svet runs an assisted housing for its 12 clients who learn to live independently and holds a cottage in Prochoť, the middle part of Slovakia, where the center runs some trainings for the clients to be more independent.
Our main aim is the most possible integration of the clients into the major society. Every month we have a well-known Slovak artist for exhibitions in our gallery. The clients take part in organizing the exhibition; prepare the program for the opening ceremony as well as the refreshment. In the organization works a specialized staff: approximately 30 young and middle aged people including volunteers. The volunteers are mainly students of the Pedagogic faculty of the Comenius University and EVS.

Participants with fewer opportunities

  • This organisation has a physical environment suitable for young people with physical, sensory or other disabilities (such as wheelchair access and similar.
  • This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

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