The "Ayios Stefanos" Foundation is a private charity and non-profit organization. It is based on state sponsorship and aid, donations and donations in money and love, from the backlog or surplus of many of its friends, the simple sensitized world.
The story of "St. Stephen" has been going on for more than half a century, since the efforts of his founding fathers and puppeteers to create a child protection center began in the early 1960s.
living-room9Its headquarters, ie the boarding school and its administration, are located on Spyros Kyprianou Avenue (formerly Macedonia) in Limassol. The internship runs 7 days a week, 365 days a year, providing affection and warmth to those in need of this kind of care.
At the same time, the Foundation operates four Social Integration Homes in the Greater Limassol area, where people with intellectual disabilities are given the opportunity to de-institutionalize and fully integrate into the local community.
Crafts8From a small but important effort that began five decades ago, the "Agios Stefanos" Foundation is today a large organization that takes care of dozens of people with intellectual disabilities from all over Cyprus and abroad, with many programs designed for their needs. they have dozens of employees and skilled staff, with many friends and supporters and with ... many, many expenses since its annual budget exceeds 1.2 million euros.
gym2We traveled a long journey, facing many difficulties, always with optimism and dignity. We continue with success the work that our founders and pilgrims have launched, having as a beacon and compass the vision of the decent, equal and independent living of people with intellectual disabilities.
A major challenge is today's reality, as the state that is the main financial donor reduces grants and aids to people with disabilities and to the institutions that care for them.
Meet us. Meet our children and our places and help us continue to serve and serve people with intellectual disabilities. You are all welcome.