During these years of our operation, we have met and benefited (both cognitively and psychosocially) more than 30 adults with disabilities, as well as their families. Also during these years, the Garden has provided permanent employment to 7 people and has helped them to move forward in their lives, to raise awareness, to fight for equal rights, equal opportunities and the elimination of poverty and all kinds of discrimination within the society.
The primary objective of Lysos Garden was and continues to be the education in organic agriculture, the development of environmental awareness, the development and demonstration of the special abilities of the trainees and their socialization. At this point of time, we are very proud of the fact that 4 of our students, after completing the training program and being deemed fit (both cognitively and mentally), have moved on to the next stage, work (at the Votani). The number of people who “graduated” may seem small, but in reality the difficulties faced by these individuals often seem insurmountable (both from personal factors and governmental barriers-constraints). For both workers and beneficiaries of the programme, its continuation and progression is now the only way forward.