Margarita Vocational Training Center
The Margarita Vocational Training Center was established in 1979 through the initiative of a mother of a child with Down syndrome. Margarita is a Day and Vocational Training Center for people with mild and moderate learning disabilities. It currently trains 100 persons and its graduates are employed in various capacities. Tuition is free and students are admitted to the Center following an assessment by a group of experts.
The grant regards the mapping of organizations and best practices for the elderly mentally disabled, in collaboration with the Association of Parents of Mentally Disabled Individuals.
The goal is to inform, record and disseminate best practices that improve the quality of life of the elderly mentally disabled and enable them to live relatively autonomously and to participate in society. The results will be published in print and on the web and will be presented in a conference that will be open to the public.
This grant is implemented through the Points of Support program: