Monthly Archives: July 2013

Programme for the support of sensitive social groups

In October 2011, under the pressure of the economic crisis, which has led many social groups in Greece to despair, the “Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation” joined forces with the Association of Friends of Children with cancer “ELPIDA”, aiming to implement a social programme that will offer hope and relief to our suffering fellow citizens.

Through a joint announcement, the two bodies publicized the launch of the programme “A hope from the children of ELPIDA”, pointing out that at times of crisis, the Civil Society must work together on a common front, based on the principles of humanism and solidarity,

Speak truth to power

On the 23th of July, in the auditorium of the Museum for Cycladic Art in Athens, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis and Mrs. Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert Kennedy, of lasting remembrance, and Ethel Kennedy and author of Speak Truth to Power, gave a press conference and signed a memorandum of cooperation between their two foundations the Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation and the RFK Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. As announced, the first step of this cooperative endeavor will be the implementation of the “Speak Truth to Power” program in Greece.