Best Buddies international envisions a world where people with IDD are successfully integrated into schools, workplaces and communities. Until that vision becomes reality, the organization will continue to educate middle school, high school and college students, community members, corporations and employers about the emotional, functional, and natural needs and abilities of people with IDD.
Best Buddies Greece has been active since 2011 in the citizens “one-to-one friendship” program. The organization’s vision is to further develop Best Buddies chapters (groups) throughout Greece in cooperation with other non profit organizations that advocate and support persons with IDD. Since 2016 the organization has started to develop also the ambassadors leadership program which we want to grow further. Our vision is to be able to develop in the future the integrated employment in our country. Further to this, the organization continues to proceed with activities which will help to achieve social inclusion and local community change for a society which includes all people with and without IDD as one.
The aim of Best Buddies Greece is to increase awareness and development, so that more and more people benefit from our program, becoming members, buddies, volunteers and supporters in our family. For this purpose, we continue to develop chapters (groups) in Attica and the provinces, aiming to create a colorful Best Buddies logo chapter's map in our country in collaboration with other organizations. Furthermore, another goal, except the field of "one-to-one" friendships that we offer dynamically until today, is to give voice to more people through the Ambassadors Program and also to develop the field of integrated employment in our country.