LAASA (Lady Ambassadors, Ambassadors’ Spouses, Athens) organized an International Food Festival on 29th May in Athens at Moraitis School to support Merimna’s goals.
The Festival contained the sale of traditional culinary delights prepared by more than 30 participating Embassies International cultural and musical performances.
Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia, FYROM, Montenegro, Indonesia, Korea, China, Japan, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, Georgia, Turkey, Romania, Palestine, Hungary, Ireland, Australia, Norway, Pakistan, Argentina, Venezuela, Panama, Chile, Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Brazil, Romania, Thailand, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Philippines, Ukraine, Kuwait, Bosnia – Herzegovina, Bangladesh and of course Greece, joined their forces to support Merimna by inviting the guests to this unforgettable culinary and cultural voyage that took the visitors around the world in a single day!
All proceeds from the Food Festival will be donated to Merimna to help their activities and services. Food that is left unsold will be donated to BOROUME, a non-profit charity organization collecting donated food and sharing it to the people in need (www.boroume.gr).
LAASA (Lady Ambassadors, Ambassadors’ Spouses, Athens) is an informal group of lady ambassadors and ambassadors’ spouses in Athens. Formed in 2012, currently there are 40 members representing countries from Africa, Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe. In addition to promoting cultural exchanges and understanding between member countries and with Greek communities, LAASA also organizes activities to help charitable organizations dealing with women, children and the handicapped in Greece.
Merimna is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 with the goal to develop and provide services that can benefit children and adolescents who live with a serious illness or the loss of a loved person.
The Moraitis School, a Private K-12 school, was founded in 1936. It is one of the largest and most acclaimed Educational Institutions in the country, with more than 2,000 students and a teaching staff of 240 educators. In 1991, the Moraitis School was the first Greek school to launch the International Baccalaureate Program and has since continued to sustain the highest success rate in the examinations’ results.
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