|Honorary award from HAMOGELO TOU PAIDIOU (2008)
I am bewitched at the Hamogelo tou Paidiou (Smile of the Child) by the
children who smile when you visit their ‘homes’. The paterfamilias
Kostas Giannopoulos, a major figure in voluntary work, has amazed me
with his audacity to establish in the Greece of ‘Come on, it’s whatever
lines your pockets’, an organization to protect children, a completely
above party person, likeable, superactive, always there for his ‘kids’.
His son who passed away so prematurely must look down on him from above
and be proud. Now that Greece is so gloomy, initiatives like the
Hamogelo tou Paidiou stand out. I am there for them as much as I can be.