Start date: Aug 1, 2015,
End date: Jul 31, 2016
The project "Free Yourself" is a long-term European Voluntary Service project. During the voluntary service young people came to Zarasai, Lithuania to work at an assosiation of disabled people. The project started at 2015 08 01 and lasted till 2016 08 01. Total duration of voluntary service was four months, and it began on 2015 10 01.
Project topics: Creativity and culture, Reaching the policy level/dialogue with decision makers, Disabilities - special needs
Objectives of the project:
* Empower young disabled people to improve their personal, social and professional skills
* To develop tolerance, respect and compassion for people with disabilities
* Reduce the social exclusion of people with disabilities.
Organizations participating in the project gained new experiences, to shared their respective experiences, broaden the horizons of people with disabilities, developed the idea of volunteering in the social field of Zarasai district. The host organization hosted one person with severe physical disabilities to volunteer and participate in the Erasmus + program. And it was an example of both disabled and healthy people in society that „Physical disability is not - obstacle" to be useful to others, work and grow.
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