Bwin made a valuable contribution and handed over to the “Brave Children” of ELEPAP a fully renovated accessible playground in Ioannina, celebrating both the beginning of the new school year and the 39 years of continuous service of ELEPAP in Northwestern Greece! The ceremony took place on Wednesday, the 30th of September, and all the measures and precautions were taken.
After the inauguration of the accessible playground in Thessaloniki (December 2019) and in Chania (July 2020), Ioannina became the next destination. Bwin supported the renovation of the accessible playground, which was equipped with special toys for toddlers. From now on, even children in a wheelchair can enjoy life by playing with their peers without obstacles and discrimination. At the accessible playground in Ioannina, children between the age of 3 and 10 will be able to play freely every day.
“It is with great pleasure that we inaugurate today the renovated accessible playground and we thank bwin for its contribution to the construction and the acquisition of equipment. Both projects could not have been carried out without the support of bwin. We warmly thank its people for the valuable support”, said Natasha Bega, President of ELEPAP Ioannina.
On behalf of bwin, Ioanna Beriou, Director of Corporate Communication, added: “Faithful to our corporate social responsibility strategy, we contributed to the renovation of the accessible playground in Ioannina, supporting the really important work of ELEPAP and eliminating discrimination. Now, even infants will be able to play freely”.
The accessible playground has already become a meeting point for the children of ELEPAP, who need so much to play freely and spontaneously.
Creation of sensory integration halls
In 2019, bwin delivered three brand new sensory integration halls to ELEPAP for children with disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders in Thessaloniki, Volos and Agrinio. Through sensory integration, children acquire sensory experiences that encourage movement, communication, expression, exploration and playing. They lead to relaxation, pleasure and stimulation of the sensory organs, while also helping to develop social, cognitive, and motor-functional abilities.