Dimitris Giannakakis, COO of Field of Life wins the Leadership Excellence Award at the Promise Awards of the World Federation of Youth Clubs (WFYC)

Sep 23, 2022
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In 2022 Promise Awards, organized for the second consecutive year by the World Federation of Youth Clubs (WFYC), held on Tuesday, 20 September 2022, the Executive Director of Field of Life, Mr. Dimitris Giannakakis, received the first prize for the category “Leader of the year”, for his work and contribution to the development & functioning of the Agency. 

Mr. Dimitris Giannakakis, COO of Field of Life, is in charge for the implementation of the joint vision of President of Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), Mr. Andreas Dracopoulos, and that of Mr. Panagiotis Giannakis, to offer all children opportunities for growth while motivating them to pursue healthy lifestyles.

To this end, Field of Life mission is to create the infrastructure and stimuli necessary, so that children will be able to discover their talents and develop strong personalities through athletic, educational & cultural programs.

After the event, Mr. Giannakakis, COO of Field of Life said: “Field of Life mission is to create the infrastructure and stimuli necessary so that children will be able to discover their talents and build strong personalities. Our priority right now is twofold. First, the creation of our hub in Nikaia, where children will be able to participate in our daily programs, and also the active participation in our events that are being organized in Nikaia's schools consisting of athletic, educational & cultural programs. Our vision is to reach as many children as possible, going beyond the cities of Nikaia and Athens,

This award is especially honorable, not only for me but also for my entire team and I consider it as a recognition of the very important work we have done during the past years. At the same time, it is a great incentive for us to implement all the projects we have drawn up for our children. Projects and programs that without the tireless and continued support and funding of Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) would not be feasible, and we feel beyond grateful".

Promise Awards, recognise organizations, personalities and programs around the world that contribute to the support and empowerment of young people around the globe aiming at raising public awareness for youth-related issues.

World Federation of Youth Clubs (WFYC), promots the development of youth organizations around the globe and provides the necessary infrastructure to those organizations who aim at creating a positive and safe environment for young people to develop. Field of Life is a member of WFYC since 2019.