Name Surname: Athina Anestopoulou
Sector: Vice President
Position: MAGNITES, Blind Union http://www.maty.gr/
I was born at Agios Konstantinos Fthiotidas. I studied Business Administration at the Highr Technical institution of Patras specialized in Tourism Management. Then I graduated from the Higher School of Educational and Technological Education of Volos as a teacher. I have worked as a Special Education Teacher in Public Schools in Secondary Education all over Greece. From 2001 until now I train adults in issues of Tourism, Health and Safety at Work. Since 2010 I belong to the Association of blind people 'MAGNITES BLINDS'. In 2012 I retired as blind. Today I am the vice-president of the 'MAGNITES BLINDES' Association and chairman of the Athletic Association for Disabled 'MAGNITES PIRAETS' I am Greece's champion in javelin
When I finished my studies in tourism management, I did my own business, a restaurant in Ag. Konstantinos Fthiotidas during the period 1996-2005. At the same time since 2001 I was teaching in higher education in special schools. From 2006 to 2012, I was totally dedicated to education until I retired in 2012
In my attempt to create a business, I tried to rely on new information, to learn new things, to listen to others and to develop collaborations. Generally, I can say that I am ambitious, energetic, positively communicative, flexible and patient
As a disabled and mother of 2 children in a single parent family , I believe we should be active, follow our dreams. I believe that psychological support from the family and generally from third parties is positive and we have to accept it. My point is 'If you make steady steps, you can do it'