Our Mission

The Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece, under operation since 1946, is a Non-profit Association, Specially Recognized as Philanthropic and specially certified as Social Care Service Provider. Its activities are supervised by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and it is financially supported by the Prefecture of Attica on behalf of the Greek state.

Τhe mission and fundamental aims of the association as defined in its articles are:

  • The social integration and the professional training of the visually impaired ones, along with the development of their other skills, abilities and dexterities to the higher possible degree, as equal members of the society.
  • Τhe support of the visually impaired one’s and the elimination of the blindness’ concequences for their independence both in their daily lives and their profession, through special methods and tools and the assistance of modern technology.
  • The provision of social services to the visually impaired ones (blind, partially sighted and newly-blinded ones) and their families.
  • Exploring opportunities and means of broadening the intellectual and educational level of the visually impaired.
  • Public information of the capabilities as well as the difficulties that visually impaired people face in their everyday life.
  • Informing the State about the internationally applied legal framework regarding the vision loss and the pressure for relevant implementation in our country, as well as cooperation with other institutions and associations to promote the effective integration of blind people in society.
  • The promotion in the market of blind workers’ products on their behalf.

Με βαθιά γνώση και εμπειρία, τεχνογνωσία, υποδομή και ειδικά καταρτισμένο προσωπικό, ο Φορέας σχεδιάζει και εφαρμόζει καινοτόμα προγράμματα και καλές πρακτικές, προσαρμοσμένα πάντα στις ανάγκες του πληθυσμού που υπηρετεί. Μεριμνά διαρκώς για την προαγωγή των υπηρεσιών του και παρακολουθεί σε διεθνές επίπεδο τις τεχνολογικές και παντός είδους εξελίξεις σε θέματα τυφλότητος, ανοίγοντας δρόμους και δημιουργώντας ισότιμες ευκαιρίες  για όλους. 

The average number of its beneficiaries per year is over 2,000 people, in Greece, Cyprus and expatriates abroad.

Ο Φάρος Τυφλών της Ελλάδος αποτελεί έναν από τους Φορείς-Εταίρους του Ελληνικού Κέντρου «ΣΚΥΛΟΙ ΟΔΗΓΟΙ  ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ» και Μέλος της Παγκόσμιας Ένωσης Τυφλών (WBU).