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Lehtimäen opisto

description of organisation

Lehtimäki Folk High School is a boarding school for youth and adults with special needs. The school offers 70 places for students and there are more than 100 different short term courses for disabled youth, adults and elderly as well as their families. The school also offers rehabilitation courses such as riding therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy. Some training is aimed at increasing the occupational capacities of the people through, for example, computer literacy training.The school is largely funded by the Finnish government. The students cover their tuition and accommodation fees personally. In addition, the school receives funding from RAY (Finland’s Slot Machine Association), in order to cover the additional expenses for students with multiple and severe disabilities.

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:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projects
Educational difficulties
Economic obstacles
Geographical obstacles