On Friday, the 17th of May, the social worker and the teacher of Greek and English language at the Center for Social Integration and Employability of Caritas Hellas in Kipseli took the initiative to organize an excursion to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. In this idea participated also a group of young men, coming from the served population of the Social Center, who showed great interest in such a visit.
An employee of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation guided the team to the building, presenting the available public spaces and offered activities that are open to the public. Right after that, the participants visited the Center’s library, as well as the Opera Theater, which has been recently transferred to the Cultural Center building.
After the tours, the men sat in the open area of the park within the building complex, to get to know each other better, drink coffee, juice and eat snacks. Later, the team visited the rooftop to enjoy the view. People were smiling, saying jokes, taking pictures, while at the end of the visit some of them did not hesitate to play football and take a ride on the public bikes.
It was really moving that at the end of the meeting the participants expressed their gratitude for Caritas Hellas that gave them the opportunity to get to know this place and have a very beautiful day!
The visit is part of the Program “Social and Economic Integration of Refugees and Immigrants in Athens” concerning the support and integration of refugees and immigrants in Greek society. The Program is implemented by Caritas Hellas and is funded by Caritas Switzerland.