Sunday, 21 April 2024
    Women launch new philanthropy movement

    Women launch new philanthropy movement

    A new and inspired circle of giving to address poverty, inequality and disadvantage in Greece is to be launched in Melbourne, Victoria, with the support of leading women in the community and business, the Greek Herald reports.

    Women in Philanthropia, under the auspices of The Hellenic Initiative (THI) Australia, will harness the collective strength of women’s generosity and a love of Greece.

    Chair of Women in Philanthropia and Board director with THI Australia, Freda Miriklis, said: “We are a movement in the making, born out of a need to recognise how women can harness their passion for their Greek heritage, and give back.”

    THI Australia’s mission is to help build a bright and secure future for Greece and its people by enabling collaborative projects that provide social, health and economic benefits and address geopolitical considerations.

    This has included, for example, support to more than 2,400 at-risk people in Attica each year; a program that enabled more than 43,000 school children at over 400 schools to participate in volunteerism to become active citizens; and the delivery of essential health and psychosocial programs to more than 7,000 vulnerable community members in Athens.

    Under THI Australia’s Internship Program, young Greek graduates have the opportunity to spend six months in Australia with a host organisation to gain valuable experience in their professional field.

    Ms Miriklis said Women in Philanthropia would work with THI Australia to identify the most suitable charitable endeavours to advance the needs of women, young people and vulnerable communities in Greece facing continued challenges across education, health, social services and employment.


    Leading women join forces to launch new philanthropy movement in Melbourne (Greek Herald)


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