8ο Children’s Festival of Agios Nikolaos – “My name is Hope”
The G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation, faithful to its vision and values and its conviction that the cultivation and awareness of upcoming generations is a matter of vital importance for the future, supports as a sponsor the 8th Children’s Festival of Agios Nikolaos, from 16-18 of June.
The 8th Children’s Festival of Agios Nikolaos – “my name is Hope” exudes optimism and positive thinking about the present and the future. It sends out inspiration and imagination that can change everyday life. The purpose of the festival is to provide quality entertainment for children as well as to inform parents about cultural issues.
In this context and with a view to educate young and older generations about the environment and culture, the G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation participates in the 8th Children’s Festival of Agios Nikolaos, supporting the actions “Protect the Sea” and “Journey to Greek mythology”.
“Protect the Sea” action is a continuation of the 1st Educational Program “Save the Planet from Trash”, implemented in October 2016, in 4 schools of the Municipality of Agios Nikolaos. The selected team of Planet Agents is now undertaking the training of the Festival’s small friends in order to protect the marine ecosystem. Through puzzles, games and creative activities the children will have the opportunity to discover how important the sea is for our lives, the survival of marine organisms and the balance of the environment and all the dangers the oceans face through human intervention. But the most important thing is that children will take action and learn how to deal with the problem, what each of us can do to help protect the sea.
Regarding the second action, the G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation, following the successful training course organized last summer in bluegr Hotels & Resorts, aiming at the diffusion of Greek culture to other people, extends this year the “Journey to Greek mythology” by presenting the homonymous action in the 8th Children’s Festival of Agios Nikolaos “my name is Hope”.
The philologist Maria Panagiotaki is planning an interactive (co-) speech with parents, teachers and adult guests of the Children’s Festival. It is about a journey to the time when the world was born, the gods, the people and the heroes – all of them “alive” and “present” even today in the works of modern creators – mainly with the aim to deconstruct their symbolism. So the answer to the question “what does the poet mean?” Is transformed into a practical philosophy that guides our steps in our everyday life by offering a criterion of orientation in our “inner” and “external” life.
In the same place, children (6+ years old) under the guidance of volunteers will play “excavation”, discovering and composing pictures and information about the gods of Olympus. The Foundation’s special edition “A Journey through Greek Mythology” will be given to the participants.