THI Australia Announces New Grant to The Tipping Point Online Education Program in Greece

October 1, 2021

The Hellenic Initiative Australia today announced that it is supporting The Tipping Point (TTP) Online Education Program with a new €19,200 (approximately AU$31,200) Grant, enabling 12 schools in regional parts of Greece, including Chios, Crete, Lemnos, Eastern and Western Macedonia, and the Peloponnese, to participate in this outstanding Program.

The Program aims to empower young students, primarily aged 14-18, who are at an important point of making decisions about their future by bringing the world into their classrooms in three steps (1) students select an area of interest (2) they select a mentor and (3) they connect online.

“The Tipping Point is a young and inspiring not-for-profit organisation in Greece making a tremendous difference to thousands of students, teachers and families across Greece,” said THI Australia’s President, Nicholas Pappas AM.

“In just five years, TTP has gone from supporting five schools to 395 schools across Greece, and THI Australia is proud to be partnering with TTP for the third consecutive year,” said Mr Pappas.

The 2021 – 2022 academic year in Greece commenced in September and THI Australia is proud to be supporting 12 schools. It welcomes three new schools:

  • Kalymnos High School,
  • Keramies Vallianio High School Kefalonia, and
  • Kos 2nd High School.

THI Australia welcomed the generous support it received from individuals and Greek Australian Associations in 2020 – 2021, making it possible to increase the number of schools participating in the online program to 11 schools.  THI Australia’s support saw close to 600 students participate in 104 live-sessions mentors from across the globe, including Australia.

“Students are always pleasantly surprised to know that donations from the Greek diaspora in far-away Australia have helped them explore the vast professional and vocational possibilities, beyond what many be expected of them in their villages and towns,” said Amalia Konstantakopoulou, TTP’s Co-Founder.

A donation of $2,600 can support one school to participate in the program for one academic year and THI Australia has the opportunity to select the schools it wishes to support.

“When I learned that the 2nd High School on Kos, the island my family come from, had expressed interest in participating in the Program, it was an easy decision for me to make and offer my support,” said THI Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Stergitsa Zamagias-Hill.

“I invite the Greek Australian community to consider joining me and support a school in a region of Greece that is important to them,” said Ms Zamagias-Hill.

Media Enquiries: Stergitsa Zamagias-Hill, CEO 0402 878 805; [email protected]