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 30th of September, in the crowded hall of Patission Street building, adults and minors beneficiaries learned about the history of the establishment of this World Day, from Pope Pius the 10th, a few months before World War I erupted in 1914, and they attended with great interest a presentation of both the work of Caritas Athens and the work of Caritas Internationalis, in 165 countries worldwide, by the member of the Board of the Organization, Head of Communication and Public Relations, Ms. Helen Carabott.
Afterwards they had the opportunity to get acquainted with beneficiaries, who have already integrated into Greek society and they are working, as well as to talk with them about the new chapter of their life that they 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.