Since 2014, The Hellenic Initiative Australia has committed more than $1 million to a range of projects and programs in Greece run by our inspirational partner NGOs, focusing on four key impact areas – Health, Social Services, Education and Employment.
Our Programs in Greece
Axion Hellas has provided medical care to remote island communities of Astypalea, Chios, Halki, Kastellorizo, Psara and Tilos, benefitting 1,164 people.
Boroume has saved and donated more than 379,000 kilos of fresh produce from 29 local farmers’ markets in Athens and Thessaloniki – providing an estimated 1.5 million portions of food to people in need.
Desmos has enabled more than 31,500 school children across 406 schools in Greece to participate in community programs encouraging volunteerism and active citizenship.
Emfasis Foundation has supported more than 3316 homeless and rough sleepers in Athens and Piraeus.
Doctors of the World (MdM Greece) has provided more than 460 patients with medical care in the first month of a 12-month public health project in Athens.
Pediatric Trauma Care has purchased medical equipment for hospitals in Argos, Galatas, Ioannina, Kastoria and Kythera, providing improved medical care for more than 16,000 children.
SOS Children’s Villages has helped more than 200 disadvantaged children in Patras with educational support and daily meals.
Tipping Point has enabled 185 students at disadvantaged schools in Crete, Kavala and Western Peloponnese to access online career advice and mentoring.
Australian Internship Program
The Hellenic Initiative Australian Internship Program has enabled 26 young Greek graduates to gain invaluable work experience and training in their field through six-month paid placements in Australian companies.
Australian Volunteering Program
Our Volunteering Program has inspired more than 150 Australians travelling in Greece to join relief efforts on the ground, helping Boroume to collect fresh food from markets in Athens and Thessaloniki for people in need.