Maria’s Home Activities

“Maria’s Home” School event Livestreaming – 24th June 2014

“Maria’s Home-Education and Culture Campus” is organizing today, Tuesday 24th June 2014 at 20:00hrs, a closing ceremony for the school year 2013-2014, which will take place at ”Maria’s Home” premises in Kardamyla.

The event will be broadcasted live through the following link:

No credentials needed.

Reforestation in memory of Maria P. Tsakos – February 9th 2014

Under the initiative of the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation-International Center of Maritime Research and Tradition along with the support of Tsakos Shipping S.A., the Chian Voluntary Action Group “OMIKRON” and the Chios Lovers (Friends of Chios from 12 various countries), as well as with the guidance of the Chios Directory of Forestry and the “Chios Nature” organization, the creation of two new forest cores was realized with a total area of 9 acres, of which one is dedicated to the memory of the late Maria P. Tsakos.

The reforestation took place on Sunday 9 February 2014, with over 120 volunteers participating in the event. Regardless the drizzle, 550 pine, cypress and pine cones seedlings were planted.

In this call for action, a unique atmosphere was created during the event, especially by the active participation of the young students of “Maria’s House”-Center of Education and Culture. Attendees were representatives of the Maritime Academies of Chios and Oinousses, the Chian Yacht Club, the Kardamyla Port Station, the Kardamyla Fire Brigade Station and the Military Base as well as of the Armed Forces, the Metropolitan Church, the Kardamylian Society for Women, the Radio Amateur Association of Chios, Boy Scouts, local organizations, schools, seafarers’ families and a lot of Kardamylians.

Hosting Children at Maria’s House in Kardamyla

Within the framework of hosting children for the summer holidays, 123 children from the organizations the “Children’s Village SOS” from Vari, the “Child’s Smile” and the “Arc of the World”, were hosted last summer at the late Maria P. Tsakos’ house.

This project was warmly embraced by local community, was graced with great success  and offered a true fulfilment to all these who participated in it. This start led to serious thoughts on creating a permanent centre to provide the children and youths a permanent living base in the specific location, supported by educational experts. Scope will be giving these children the opportunity to advance and excel in their personal and professional lives.

Such a project necessitates of a very detailed and careful analysis and design by experts in the field.

For the implementation of the programme referred above, the Foundation is in close cooperation with local and other public and social bodies.