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The trip to Attica Zoological Park

About 50 people served by the Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece (people with visual impairment and their guides) participated in a one-day trip on Monday, May 18 2015 to the Attica Zoological Park in Spata and had a unique experience.

With the help of a guide, the people served by the Lighthouse took a tour of the area, which hosts more than 2,000 animals from 400 different species. In particular, via a special experiential program, participants came into direct contact with animals (giraffes, lemurs and snakes) as well as wildlife elements, such as eggs and feathers of exotic birds.

We have to thank those responsible for the park, for their hospitality and friendliness and sensitivity with which they adapted the tour to the specific tactile needs of our team.

Then, the tour ended with a lunch and a walk to the seaside area of Nea Makri. This action received positive reviews and comments from the participants for successfully combining education with entertainment while strengthening social interaction.

The action was implemented within the framework of "Employment and Leisure Programme" of the Social Care for Vulnerable Blind Groups with the support of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation.