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Global Week of Action: Caritas Athens

As part of the “Share the Journey” campaign during Caritas Internationalis’ Global Week of Action (September 29 to October 6) for the celebration of the 105th World Day of Migrants & Refugees, Caritas Athens organized an introductory event and a children’s painting exhibition, entitled “My Life in Athens”, with creations from children hosted in its shelters.

On Monday the 30th of September, in the crowded hall of Patission Street building, beneficiaries learned about the history this World Day which was established by Pope Pius the 10th a few months before World War I erupted in 1914. They also attended an interesting presentation given by board member, Communication and Public Relations Officer, Ms. Helen Carabott about the work being done in 165 countries by both Caritas Athens and Caritas Internationalis.
Afterwards they had the opportunity to get acquainted with beneficiaries, who have already integrated into Greek society and have started working, as well as to talk with them about the new chapter of their life that they have started in Greece.

The children, with the help of volunteers, made a collage with the word of the Caritas Athens’ logo, ΑΓΑΠΗ (LOVE), and finally, young and old enjoyed a treat.

The Vice President and Director of the Organization, fr. Ioannis Patsis, and the Operations Director of the Refugee Sector, Mr. Filippos Salimpas, as well as volunteers and employees attended the event.


Helen Carabott

Board Member / Communication & Public Relations Officer
Caritas Athens

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