KINITRO is a Social Enterprise in the form of a Non Profit Organization. It aims to educate people from all different backgrounds with Non-Formal and Informal Education methods, in order to create an inclusive to all and accessible society, where everyone has the opportunity to be themselves, while improving their attitudes and enhancing their skills.
KINITRO offers Non Formal Education trainings for Businesses, Schools and other Organizations, on different topics closely related to social rights. Its core activity is designing and implementing tailor made disABILITY AWAREness trainings in the form of a Workshop, under the name “Labyrinth of Senses”. “KINITRO” aims high, but plans ahead one step at a time. For now, we work primarily on Labyrinth of Senses and at the same time gain valuable experience on international programs as group leaders and trainers.
What differentiates us is that we offer:
Diversity and Inclusion Corporate Trainings, closing the skills gap while enhancing creativity one KINITRO Corporate Training at a time through personalized learning, non-formal education, and team-bonding activities.
Social Rights and Equality Workshops, working on equity, education, and entrepreneurship by providing women empowerment, problem-solving and innovative thinking.
Youth Activations, creating a safe environment for unique learning experiences with interactive workshops based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Social Campaigns, and KINITROnGO Academies.
Exchange Programs, discovering unlimited opportunities through the eyes of a world citizen with Lifelong Learning, Cross-Cultural awareness and worldwide.
Moreover, the foundation of KINITRO NGO consists from our deep pool of more than 800 volunteers, who are all young people that are open to new challenges, enthusiastic and more than willing to actively participate in Erasmus+ projects. Thus, we can find suitable participants for each project as well as ensure that the project’s implementation goes smoothly and that the dissemination efforts reach the specified target groups.
“Labyrinth of Trainings” are monthly meetings organised by KINITRO NGO and are our way to appreciate and thank our volunteers for their contribution. Through these meetings we not only welcome new volunteers, set new goals and provide a unique experience to members but also help volunteers acquire new skills on a wide range of topics, by inviting individuals and organizations to implement various trainingS. It is noteworthy that to date, volunteers at Labyrinth of Senses have received appropriate trainings regarding job searching, self-presentation, elevator-pitching, non-formal education among others.
KINITRO is interested in various topics, such as inclusion, disABILITY AWAREness, social entrepreneurship, youth empowerment, sustainable development etc. Its aim is to educate people from all different backgrounds with Non-Formal and Informal Education methods, in order to create an inclusive to all and accessible society, where everyone has the opportunity to be themselves, while improving their attitudes and enhancing their skills. KINITRO offers Non-Formal Education trainings for Businesses, Schools and other Organizations, on different topics closely related to social rights.
Social Entrepreneurship and youth empowerment
The topic of “Social Entrepreneurship” is our expertise, as the two Founders of KINITRO NGO were Speakers at the 2019 TEDx PanteionUniversity, highlighting the “smart” aspects of female, youthful entrepreneurship, so as to empower youth to achieve social change. Most importantly, KINITRO NGO was among the winners of the 6th EGG cycle, “EGG- Enter•Grow•Go” which is an integrated incubation, acceleration and co-working programme, with KINITRO NGO being the only Social Enterprise during that cycle. Furthermore, we have more than 650 volunteers, who are youth, passionate for change. As one of our main goals it to empower youth, motivate them and give them the tools to work towards social change in their communities, on a national and international level, we organize monthly meetings, called “Labyrinth of Trainings” in order to help our youth-based volunteers acquire new skills e a unique experience to members but also help volunteers enhance their skills and acquire new ones.
Inclusion, diversity and disABILITY AWAREness
KINITRO’s main service is Labyrinth of Senses, established in 2014. The experiential disABILITY AWAREness workshop, using Non-Formal Learning methods, promotes critical and creative thinking, strengthens team spirit, helps people with and without disability to interact while helping the participants to improve their attitudes and enrich/gain new skills. We also offer training courses that extend to Diversity & Inclusion Days and include Team Bonding & Building Activities for any workplace. Over the years, we have trained more than 16,500 participants from around the world, organizing more than 200 tailor-made workshops in 16 countries (namely Greece, Serbia, Italy, Romania, Czech Republic, Armenia, Egypt, Portugal, the Netherlands, Spain, Estonia, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Austria and South Korea). We have more than 30 collaborations with businesses, mass media, and civil society contributors that have been trained in open days such as TEDx events or within their company’s environment. We have been honored in 2017 with the Impact Hub Athens’ Social Impact Award, while we were also first in the ranking of community voting among participants from 18 countries. Our top distinction so far is being recognized as a good and innovative practice on disability for 2019 by Zero Project, a United Nation conference on disability. While it is a distinction of worldwide impact, since participants were coming from 80 countries, yet it is a huge national achievement as well, since we are the only organization from Greece with this title. Our disABILITY AWAREness workshop “Labyrinth of Senses” was the Social Impact Award Winner in 2017, won the “Global Citizenship Education” award at Lifelong Learning Platform in 2019 from the European Commision and was awarded with a Gold Award at Hellenic Responsible Business Awards for the CSR cooperation with Vodafone. Moreover, our previous experience also includes our cooperation with the Municipality of Athens, Thessaloniki, Chalkida and Nafplio as well as the implementation of our all day workshop at TEDx PanteionUniveristy, TEDx NTUA and TEDx AUA. We also have expanded to the corporate sector, organizing 6 corporate Diversity & Inclusion days for Starbucks, P&G Greece, P&G Romania, Euler Hermes, Mercedes Benz Hellas and Willcom.
ICTs for Inclusion and Sustainable Development
Our latest achievement is being one of the 10 Organizations supported by Vodafone Foundation’s World of Difference 2019, planning a future of equal opportunities through non-formal education, while using technology as a means to promote disABILITY AWAREness and human rights. In addition, KINITRO and Labyrinth of Senses participated in the #17days17goalsgr and #ACT4SDGs campaigns, in collaboration with the Hellenic Platform for Development, promoting a more sustainable and accessible society of equal opportunities.Finally, we were Co-organizers of the Connected we Stand Festival. During the three days of the Festival, we presented our workshop in a form of a Pop-up escape room while we also organized an “inCLUEsion hunt”, spreading the message of acceptance and inclusion!