|Project title||Leaving the nest” programme to support the more independent life of youth living with Williams Syndrome or other rare disease|
|Thematic area||Provision of welfare and basic service to vulnerable groups|
|Name of the organization||Hungarian Williams Syndrome Association|
|Postal address||1022 Budapest, Pajzs u. 5.|
|Project manager||Pogány Gábor|
|Project timeframe||September 1st, 2014 - February 29th, 2016|
|Amount of support||49,522 €|
The conditions for mentally challenged people to live autonomously and their opportunities for jobs are rather poor in Hungary that is a serious burden on their families. An earlier project of the Foundation successfully strengthened the need of the mentally challenged people for autonomy from their parents and their search for employment. Now they want to prepare them (especially those affected with Williams syndrome and other rare diseases) for an autonomous life through work and trainings, that meet their needs and their personalities. During work, the participants gain experience in organising events and a non-profit initiative could be started that might even turn into a for-profit enterprise on the long run. The events will fit the needs of the people involved, since they themselves take part in the organisation. Other, similar initiatives could use the knowledge and experience gained from the project. Besides these activities, the participants will organise four events, - ranging from one-day to two-week long – in the framework of a training led by specialists. The professional work will be implemented with the cooperation of the Norwegian Frambu and the ELTE BGGYK. The results and methods of the project will be available to the interested institutions and persons through broad professional communication.