- Activity fields
“KEAN” was founded in 2004 in Athens, Greece aiming the development and implementation of humanitarian programs for the protection of the social and physical environment. Its ultimate goal is upgrading the lives of young people and vulnerable social groups, combating social exclusion and poverty, promoting a better organized society with respect for human rights and the environment and promoting volunteering spirit and familiarity with the new technologies.
It is a non profit association, a legally constituted organization founded by natural persons and operating independently of any government and which expressly prohibits the distribution of any profit. It has branches in 3 other Greek cities, 15 paid staff, 40 official members and around 80 active volunteers.
The provision of support services for vulnerable groups such as the unemployed, third-country nationals, Roma, disabled people, victims of trafficking, ex-users of addictive substances, either psychosocially or professionally aiming at the groups’ empowerment and social inclusion.
Promotion of the solidarity spirit through active participation in the design and implementation of social programs and actions aiming at vulnerable and not just population groups in order to combat their socio-economic exclusion.
Creating networks of volunteers for their further education and engagement in actions promoting values such as equality, solidarity, democracy, environmental awareness, human rights.
Protecting and promoting the rights of the child and developing their educational, livelihood and intellectual level. The provision of all possible support for children’s problems.
Participation in welfare programs for combating unemployment, poverty and promoting entrepreneurship.
Provision of services for environmental education, new technologies, alternative crops, sport, school bullying, discrimination, racism and violent behavior, diversity and culture.
Cooperation with other organizations such as municipalities, Universities, Public Bodies, private bodies, businesses, research centers, transnational bodies, other NGOs and with the aim of improving the standard of living of citizens.
Promoting environmental protection and environmental awareness and education.