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EFG Eurobank Invests in Education - Elia

On Tuesday 3 October 2006 the best students of the Elia region received their awards from Eurobank EFG during a special ceremony at the Latseion Town Hall of Pyrgos: this was the 8th in a series of 32 events organized by the Bank in the Greek prefectures as part of its “The Great Moment for Education” sponsorship programme.

The sponsorship programme, "The Great Moment for Education”, which was launched by Eurobank EFG in 2003, is implemented with the support of the Ministry of Education and is one of the most important sponsorship initiatives of the Eurobank EFG Group that has chosen to be actively involved within the community by lending its support to the fields of Education, Culture, Environment and Sports. Through this programme, awards have been given until today to 4,000 students in Greece who have obtained the highest marks and who are the most vibrant message of progress for our society.

The main aim of the “The Great Moment for Education” programme is to reward young people's efforts in their pursuit of knowledge and to recognize those who have achieved excellence and who represent a prospect and guarantee for the future.

The sponsorship programme, "The Great Moment for Education”, which was launched by Eurobank EFG in 2003, is implemented with the support of the Ministry of Education and is one of the most important sponsorship initiatives of the Eurobank EFG Group that has chosen to be actively involved within the community by lending its support to the fields of Education, Culture, Environment and Sports. Under this programme, awards have been given until now to 4,000 students in the whole of Greece who have obtained the highest marks and who are the most vibrant message of progress for our society.

The main aim of “The Great Moment for Education” programme is to reward young people's efforts in their pursuit of knowledge and to recognize those who have achieved excellence and who represent a prospect and guarantee for the future.

Eurobank EFG wishes by means of these symbolic awards to promote the timeless significance of the values that inspire and guide young people as they strive for a worthy future marked by creativity and innovative thinking.

In the context of the programme, which concerns over 230,000 pupils graduating from senior high school throughout Greece, Eurobank EFG rewards each year the pupi1s who achieved the highest marks for admission to tertiary education in each of the 1,300 high schools in Greece, public and private, daily or evening.

The award is accompanied by the amount of € 1,000, which is deposited in a savings account at a Eurobank EFG branch in the relevant city.

The following dignitaries honoured the event with their presence: the representative of the Metropolitan of Elia and Oleni Germanos, the Mayor of Pyrgos Gavrilis Liatsis, the Deputy Mayor of Pyrgos Ms. Adrianna Angelakopoulous, Regional Councillor Ms. Mary Karambela, Pyrgos City Councillors Costas Diamantopoulos and Gavrilis Bertsatos, the Head of the 2nd Secondary Education Department for the Elia region Ms. Fotini Papantonopoulou and other representatives of primary and secondary education, as well as members of the region’s economic and social life.    

In his short address the representative of the Metropolitan of Elia and Oleni Germanoscongratulated Eurobank EFG for its support to young students to whom he wished a successful future and to their parents that they may be always proud of their children.

The Mayor of Pyrgos Gavrilis Liatsiswhotook the floor next noted among other things that Eurobank EFG consistent commitment to youth and support to the city’s cultural activities was no surprise as it has been known for years.

In her address, the Head of the 2nd Secondary Education Department for the Elia RegionMs. Fotini Papantonopoulou commended the Bank for its initiative which she stressed does not simply reward effort but, above all, the children’s persistence and perseverance in attaining their goal. In the end, she congratulated the students and their parents for their success.

The recipients of the Eurobank awards for the region of Elia are:

  1. Nicolia Adamopoulou, Andritsena Comprehensive School
  2. Dimitra Giannikopoulou, Pyrgos 1st Comprehensive School
  3. Vasiliki Karapanagioti, High School Classes of the Pyrgos Evening School
  4. Ioannis Kokkinakis, Zaharo Comprehensive School
  5. Grigorios Lymberopoulos, Pyrgos 3d Comprehensive School
  6. Dimitrios Stasinopoulos, Pyrgos 2nd Comprehensive School
  7. Pavlina Syroyanni, Vounargou Comprehensive School
  8. Georgios Tzioutzias, Krestena Comprehensive School
  9. Martha Kolosaka, Amaliada 2nd Comprehensive School
  10. Niki Boubali, Simopoulou Comprehensive School.
  11. Nicolaos Panagiotopoulos, Andravida Comprehensive School
  12. Sophocles Tsiouris, Amaliada 1st Comprehensive School
  13. Maria Danika, High School Classes of the Lambia Secondary School.