Pupil in Patras Faints from Hunger



hhggg_549_355In the schools of Patras, scenes that a few years ago would seem inconceivable happen on an almost daily basis. The most recent act of an endless play with young pupils in leading roles took place on the morning of March 12 on the main road in Ovria, when a pupil of the 2nd Elementary School collapsed in front of other pupils and their families on his way to school.

His schoolmates and their guardians who ran to help the young pupil and administer first aids, found out that the child hadn’t eaten in two days as his parents are in no position to afford  necessary goods to feed the family.

The conversation between the guardians and the child is revealing of the drama his family is going through, because when asked if he felt pain anywhere and how he was feeling, the young boy gave the shocking answer that he hadn’t eaten in two days and the only thing he had put in his mouth was a little milk.

According to patrastimes.gr, the Parents Association decided to buy food, which will discreetly be given to the boy’s family, the parents of whom had a sufficient income before the debt crisis struck..