On Saturday May 4th 2013, His Eminence Metropolitan Bishop of Chios, Psara and Oinousses, Mr. Markos officially announced the establishment of “Maria’s Home-Education and Culture Campus”, a boarding facility in Kardamyla for Gymnasium and Lyceum students, donated by the family of Captain P. Tsakos. The announcement was made at the Livanion High School in the presence of the donor and Founder of the “Maria Tsakos”Foundation.Captain Panagiotis N. Tsakos, local authorities of Kardamyla, Professor Stamatis Krimizis, of ship-owners, seafarers, members of the educational community, graduates and friends with their families.
Captain Panagiotis Tsakos in his remarks stressed his concern for maintaining school operation in Kardamyla and offering opportunities for the young people to excel. He considers this as a duty and obligation, “Without this School greek shipping would not be what it is today. Instead of ships more likely, there would be an equal number of sheep grazing the land of Chios!”
The facility has the capacity of accommodating up to 25 students. It consists of a modern boarding house with all the necessary comforts and amenities, including a computer lab, playing grounds and a garden with homegrown fruits and vegetables.