Everyone can contribute to a sustainable future
- Prize Category: Environmental Action
- Format: Lecture
- Country: Greece
- Languages: Streamed live in English with automated captions in Arabic, English, French, Filipino, Hindi, Japanese, Malay, Portuguese, Serbian, and Spanish.
- Learn more about the Top Ten Shortlisted Schools in the Environmental Action category on the World’s Best School Prizes website.
World Education Week 2022 is streaming across social media. We will embed a live stream on this page before the event begins. We are making the live stream available directly on this page alongside the Spf.io platform. Spf.io is one of our partner organisations, and their all-in-one multilingual translation and accessibility platform is embedded and linked below. You can access a range of accessibility features from the menu in the Spf.io player.
About the school
Laboratory of Special Vocational Education of Agios Dimitrios, a public secondary school in Athens, Greece, has proved that every member of society can contribute towards positive environmental change.
The Laboratory of Special Vocational Education of Agios Dimitrios caters to 240 students with mental disorders and special educational needs. The school’s ethos is driven by the idea that small, local, fair, and inclusive communities can play a major role in pushing Europe and the whole planet towards a sustainable future.
The school participated in the European Waste Reduction Week 2021 where students visited neighbouring schools, gave out educational posters and gave a presentation consisting of experiential actions to other students of all levels about their work on sustainability. They showed materials from old household utensils could be processed into useful objects such as frames and lamps.
In addition, special bins were placed in the collaborating schools where students would collect old household utensils and tools. The material would later be transported to the Laboratory of Special Vocational Education of Agios Dimitrios where it would be turned into decorative objects.
Join us for a presentation on how everyone can contribute to a sustainable future
Moderator: Efstratia Chrysou
Efi Chrysou is a BA graduate in Management of Tourism Enterprises and holds an IMBA from the Athens University of Economics and Business. She has got a wide experience in hotel business enterprises and for the last 11 years she works as a special education teacher and as a teacher in Adult Education Organizations. She is a coordinator of environmental, business and career education programs.
Speaker 1: Sotiris Rimbapis
Sotiris Rimbapis is a graduate of the University of Mechanical Engineering. He has a master’s degree in special education and is the director of the school.
Speaker 2: Georgia Boulmeti
Georgia Boulmeti has a diploma in Social work, a diploma in Social Policies and Social Anthropology and a master of Arts in Special (inclusive) Education. She is a social work professional at the school. She implements environmental, business and career education programs. Her main activities are offering counselling services and information about social welfare benefits, institutions etc, to parents with children with disabilities, organising social skills groups for students, supporting and training teachers of all disciplines and organising conferences and workshops for parents.
Speaker 3: Mrs Maria Androutsou
Maria Androutsou is the Mayor of the Municipality of Agios Dimitrios. She graduated in 1982 from the 1st High School of St. Dimitriou, studied with a scholarship at the Department of Physics of the University of Athens and completed her Masters in the Department of Applied Statistics of the Athens University of Economics in 2005.She was elected for the first time as a Municipal Councilor in 2002. In the municipal elections of 2010, she became the head of the combination We CHANGE THE CITY and was elected until today, Mayor of Agios Dimitrios.
- Connect with Mrs Maria on Twitter
- Connect with Mrs Maria on Linkedin
- Connect with Mrs Maria on Facebook