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·         Community Partner: 1st Special Elementary School of Agios Dimitrios

·         Social Issue: Intellectual Disability

·         Ambassadors: Sasha Vezenkov, Kostas Papanikolaou

·         Main Life Skills: Personal responsibility, teamwork, communication, decision making, efforts, confidence.

About the program:

Olympiacos Piraeus is carrying out its One Team program with the 1st Elementary School of Agios Dimitrios, which works with children with intellectual disabilities from the region of Athens and aims to promote the values of basketball to as many children as possible. The program’s objectives are focused on building a safe space to aid the social inclusion of the participants, using basketball to make them understand their power as human beings, and showing how they can demand their rights in a positive way. A group of 20 participants aged between 9 and 13 are participating in the program, with weekly sessions taking place throughout the whole season. Two Olympiacos coaches and four volunteers are involved, as well as a psychologist, who takes care of the participants' needs. Olympiacos is funding its One Team program thanks to the support of its Official Store, which covers some basic needs from its specialized CSR products and local partner Coca-Cola.