Ark Of The World In Ioannina



kivotostoukosmouThe humanitarian work of the Ark of the World has crossed the borders of Athens. Father Antonios, the soul of the effort, is in the border municipality of Pogoni, Ioannina, where he finalized an agreement with city officials for a branch of the group in the region, while he discussed the prospect of the operation of an agricultural school.

The Mayor of Pogoni, Kostas Kapsalis, speaking to the news agency AMNA, said that the old Latsis schools will be used and he added that the following year, 50 children from all over Greece will be the students of the Ark’s primary school, which will operate there.

He said the effort will use volunteers who have already embraced the project. He also added that in the future, the municipal authority will grant a large area, for the practical training of the students of the Agricultural School.

The Ark of the World is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1998 by Father Antonios, with the aim of taking care of poor Greek and immigrant street children, coming from single-parent families (often single mothers), with the highest percentage of mothers being drug users and/or alcoholics.

The ultimate goal of the association is to provide social and psychological support, as well as job placement to mothers, so that they can become financially independent and able to raise and care for their children, thus avoiding the institutionalization of the children. The group supports 150 women annually, while offering a multitude of services to 300 children aged 0 to 18, namely three meals per day, classes and help with homework in all basic school subjects, psychological support, and medical and dental services.


4 COMMENTS

  1. Ethnic Albanians of Chameria that suffered the cruelest GENOCIDE by the Greek state should return home. Only after that Greece might stand a chance to full recovery…..

  2. Albanians are not a European people.
    Albanians originated from the caucasus. The Albanians (also spelled as Alban, Aghvan, Aghban, and Alpan) were a nation, which, according to the ancient geographer Strabo, consisted of 26 tribes, ethnic groups, such as Albans themselves, as well as Gargars, Udis, etc.
    The Albanians were brought over by the Ottoman Turks from the region of Azerbaijan to colonise the territory of present day Albania, which was the indigenous homeland of the Illyrian people (who were Greek) from ancient times.
    In Greek mythology, Illyrius was the son of Cadmus and Harmonia who eventually ruled Illyria and became the eponymous ancestor of the whole Illyrian people. Illyrius had multiple sons (Encheleus, Autarieus, Dardanus, Maedus, Taulas and Perrhaebus) and daughters (Partho, Daortho, Dassaro and others).
    From these, sprang the Taulantii, Parthini, Dardani, Enchelaeae, Autariates,Dassaretae andthe Daors. Autareius had a son Pannonius or Paeon and these had sons Scordiscus and Triballus. A later version of it is having as parents Polyphemus and Galatea that give birth to Celtus, Galas, and Illyrius.

  3. The ancient greek tribe of the Illyrians, existed in northwest balkanic peninsula from the very beggining. After the conquest of Illyria by Turks and Slavs, this greek tribe was almost completelly destroyed by the muslim immigrants of the Ottoman Empire (Albanians).A tribe that hails from Caucasus and has nothing to do with the ancient Illyrians.Today the ancient findings speak the truth. Illyrians used the same language with Greeks. Also we can see the same symbols in their ancients. Such as the Maiander used in the ancient vases and helmets.Illyrians were and are considered Dorians or Abantians and were kinsmen of Epirotans, Macedonians and Pelloponisians. Also history tells that their ancestral place was Troy and after it’s destruction, some of the people of Troy immigrated to the Balkanic peninsula, thus founding the greek kingdom of Illyria.These ancients were probably of Corinthian Origin thus proving the Hellenism of Illyria.In this site we can see that Illyrian names have nothing to do with Modern Albanian while the Greeks still use ancient names:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illyrian_languages

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