UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Marianna V. Vardinoyannis attended the beautiful Christmas pageant put on by the children of the Agios Nikolaos Nursery School of Ano Liossia, on Friday, 20 December 2019.

Dressed as little angels, drummer boys, Santa Clauses and little stars, the young students welcomed Mrs Vardinoyannis by singing Christmas carols, creating a special atmosphere.

The Nursery School, which was a donation of the Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation in the wake of the 1999 earthquakes, was filled with love, warmth and hope.

Mrs Vardinoyannis, visibly moved, listened to the smiling children sing.  The toddlers, together with their teachers and the Mayor of Fyli, Mr Christos Pappous, offered lovely Christmas gifts to Mrs Vardinoyannis to thank her for visiting them.

“Thank you very much.  I am truly touched to be here with you today, and I can hear and feel the hope and the love in your voices.  May you always be well and spend a wonderful Christmas with your families,” Mrs Vardinoyannis told the children.