Music Workshop for People with Mental Retardation
The project concerns the development of a music lab for people with intellectual disabilities. In the Eastern Macedonia and Thrace there are no providers of musical training for people with mental disabilities. The lab will provide empowerment and musical training to this group. In specific the lab will achieve the development of voice and pre-verbal dialogues, development of communication and social skills, reduction of stereotypical movement, expression of intense emotion with creative ways, cooperation and interaction, stress reduction, promotion of spontaneity, improvement of spontaneity, flexibility, concentration, thought organization, self-esteem, inhibition development and most important lifting social exclusion and inclusion in musical education, targeting professional training. The planned actions will require renting a space of 120 m for the music lab and the provision of musical training and rehabilitation. From the music lab at least 61 people will profit who are currently attending the center of day care, operated by the association the tenants of the center of assisted living and any person with intellectual disability from Easter Macedonia and Thrace. Our association is the provider of all the above services, with the equipment, location and the staff for musical training as well as management of the project.