Field of Life' events began at Nikaia's Elementary Schools

Feb 28, 2022

Kids in 12th & 17th Nikaia's Elementary School were introduced to Field of Life's programs and enjoyed the events in November.

Εκπαίδευση: Ευκαιρίες εξέλιξης για όλα τα παιδιά

Field of Life is a Non Profit Organization that is powered by Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). SNF Co-President Andreas Dracopoulos has sought to help create opportunities for all young people -especially those living in underserved areas- to grow and thrive. Panagiotis Giannakis has sought to motivate the new generations of kids to find their passions and inspire them to develop healthy lifestyles, starting in the city where he was born and raised. These two visions have joined together to drive an ambitious mission.

Field of Life's events in Nikaia's school began in November from the 12th & 17th Elementary School, which was the school of Panagiotis Giannakis.

The program was full of activities, based on three pillars: Sports, Education and Culture. During sporting events, the kids played basketball and danced hip hop. During educational programs, the kids were introduced to the world of Astronomy and Robotics and they stared at the sun with a special telescope. They also had the chance to learn the arts of graffiti and comics, while they turned into young detectives that tried to discover the stolen paint of Mona Liza and they found out how to combine mathematics with art.

Coach Panagiotis Giannakis was very engaged with the kids in every activity, along with experienced instructors. At the end of both days, he spoke with them and pointed out how important it is to strive in order to discover the best version of themselves.

They were two days full of sporting, educational and cultural activities and "fun" was the keyword, proving that the process of learning can be easier when there is fun! During the events, kids received a healthy lunch box and gifts to remember the Field of Life and its actions. In parallel with the events, kids' parents had the chance to take part in first aid and safe internet browsing seminars.

Representatives of SNF and the Mayor of Nikaia-Agios Ioannis Rentis, Giorgos Ioakimidis, attended the events and got excited from kids' and parents' response.

Field of Life's events will be continued in Nikaia's School. Stay tuned for the new dates and locations!