1821 Greek Revolution board games donated for diaspora children

1821 Greek Revolution board games donated for diaspora children

1821 Greek Revolution board games donated for diaspora children

Four hundred board games related to the Greek Revolution (1821) were donated by the Athens War Museum to the Foreign Ministry’s General Secretariat for Public Diplomacy & Greeks Abroad.

The board games will be sent to Greek diaspora children, on the occasion of the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution.

“With great emotion and great joy we accept today courtesy of the War Museum to our young expatriates. For children, play is a key tool in the learning process. The donation of four hundred games gives the opportunity to our little friends to get in touch with their homeland and get to know Greek history and culture. Greek children abroad, no matter how far away they are, are the future of ecumenical Hellenism and we will always have our door and heart open for them,” said Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Kostas Vlassis

“I would like to thank the War Museum and all the contributors to this initiative for their contribution to our common goal,” he added.

It is expected that the games – procured through the museum’s collaboration with a Greek toy company – will strengthen relations of expatriates with Greece and enable Greek children abroad to better familiarise themselves with history.

On his part, President of the War Museum Anastasios Liascos said: “We are very happy that the Undersecretary and the General Secretary of Hellenes Abroad were at the Museum, with today being the beginning of our cooperation in other areas, such as Exhibitions and interactive activities, in order for the Greek community to share the epic 200 year anniversary of the 1821 revolution.”

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GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.