On Thursday, February 8th, a special ceremony took place in the French Embassy, for the “Legion of Honour” decoration of METAdrasi’s President Lora Pappa by the French Minister of European Affairs, Nathalie Loiseau, in the presence of METAdrasi’s team members from all over Greece and many friends and supporters of the Organization.
Mrs Pappa, stating that “Humanism is no one’s property”, dedicated this distinction to METAdrasi’s team members that “do their best, daily, in the field, under adverse circumstances“, as well as to the tens of thousands of supporters, that come from different sectors, but all contribute “…in their own way to a common goal: to help and protect other people that are found on European ground, in Greece, in order to escape violence, persecutions, conflicts, intolerance and poverty“.
Mrs Pappa thanked the French Minister and the French Ambassador, highlighting the French state’s significant support, thanks to which METAdrasi created the first and only accommodation facility for unaccompanied minors in Chios, which is operating today thanks to Stavros Niarchos Foundation, that followed on France’s support. She referred to the children who have been offered hospitality there: “Some of these children are today in Germany, in Sweden, in Austria and in other member states of the E.E. In a few years, they will become European citizens. And I would like to believe that their first steps on European ground, in the “house” in Chios, will incite them to contribute to the ideal of a “common future”.”
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