The HOME Project Honored with the Hellenic Initiative Award
London, May 16, 2018 – The HOME Project was honored at The Hellenic Initiative’s annual London event in May. Accepting the award, Executive Director Sofia Kouvelaki spoke movingly about how The HOME Project doesn’t “work with refugees or migrants but with children – children marginalized to the point of invisibility.”
The HOME Project is a unifying initiative set up to address the needs of refugees and refugee children in particular who have arrived in Greece alone. Through its programs it looks to provide relief from suffering to all those affected by the crisis and to give hope out of despair.
The HOME Project was honored alongside the ELPIDA Youth, founded in 2015 in support of the emotional wellbeing of children suffering from neoplastic diseases in Greece. Princess Tatiana, one of THI’s International Ambassadors, received the award and talked about the organization’s most recent initiative, the first therapeutic summer camp program in Greece.
Founded in the US in 2012 as an effort by the diaspora to assist crisis stricken Greece, The Hellenic Initiative (THI) is directed towards programs that are expected to create a positive and long-lasting impact in this community. The Initiative hosts its yearly gala to support entrepreneurship and humanitarian issues in Greece.
Since its inception, The HOME Project has created and ensured the sustainability of 11 shelters in Athens, Greece having accommodated a total of 230 children until now. Actively contributing to Greece’s recovery by creating over 130 jobs so far in Greece while already caring for children in secure environments. The HOME Project is enthusiastically seeking donations and support to help combat this refugee crisis. All donations go directly to refugees, helping them to be safe, fed, clothed, sheltered and integrated into society.