HRH QUEEN ELIZABETH II ACKNOWLEDGES SISTEMA CYPRUS BY AWARDING THE COMMONWEALTH POINTS OF LIGHT AWARD
The ‘Yianis Christodouloudou Foundation’ is proud for the huge acknowledgment of the Sistema Cyprus to join a video call with HRH Elizabeth II Queen of the UK and the three winners of the Commonwealth Points of Light award.
Congratulations to Dr Nikoletta Polydorou for her voluntary initiatives and hard work.
Congratulations to the whole Sistema Cyprus Team for ensuring access, inclusion and participation to music education for ALL children regardless of their colour, religion and background. The impact of this music programme on the lives of so many children is enormous.
Our Foundation is proud to have supported Sistema Cyprus in its early stages with the purchase of 18 string instruments and to be supporting it again now with the purchase of percussion instruments to upgrade their orchestra.
Well done to all children of the Sistema Symphony Orchestra for this great honour to perform for The Queen!
Keep playing music! Keep dreaming! Keep fighting for a better future!
FOUNDER OF THE YIANIS CHRISTODOULOU FOUNDATION MR JOHN CHRISTODOULOU HONOURED AT THE 3RD FESTIVAL OF FRIENDSHIP & CULTURE IN MEMORY OF CHRIS LAZARIS
Mr John Christodoulou was honoured during the 3rd annual Festival of Friendship and Culture organized in Limassol Cyprus on the 23rd of September 2020 in memory of Chris Lazaris, a successful ex-patriot. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions Mr Christodoulou was not able to attend, but he has sent his warm wishes and message.
Mr Yannis Karousos, Minister of Transport, Communications and Works gave a speech, on behalf of Mr Nicos Anastasiades, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, in honour of the work of Mr Christodoulou.
‘The acknowledgment of honour to Cypriot expatriates highlights the diverse contribution of the Cypriot community in our country. A generous and selfless offer which is highly valued by the Cypriot state and the entire Cypriot people as significant, on the one hand for the prosperity of our particular homeland, and, on the other hand for the preservation of our national identity and the promotion of our wider interests abroad.
This is exactly how the rich action of John Christodoulou that is honored tonight is recognized. By nurturing genuine feelings of love for his homeland through the activities of the Charitable Foundation, John Christodoulou supports timeless projects and initiatives in Cyprus in collaboration with public services and local organizations aiming to support children and young people and consequently to serve their diverse needs.
This substantial support contributed, among other things, to the upgrading of the students' learning environment and the education provided, as well as to the improvement of their standard of living. I would like to warmly congratulate and express the gratitude of the state to Mr. Christodoulou for his well-known exemplary action. Tonight's recognition of Mr. Christodoulou's work so far is an honor both for him and for his own people’.
The Founder of the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation will be honoured personally by the President of Cyprus when the unprecedented conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic terminate.
PRESENTATION OF THE YIANIS CHRISTODOULOU FOUNDATION & ITS FOUNDER JOHN CHRISTODOULOU ON CYPRUS NATIONAL TV CHANNEL (CYBC), AS PART OF THE 3RD FRIENDSHIP & CULTURE FESTIVAL IN MEMORY OF CHRIS LAZARIS.
OVER 75,000 FOOD AID PACKAGES DELIVERED DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
We are pleased to announce that The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation has successfully delivered 75,000 food packages to people in need and to the hard working health professionals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The food packages were delivered in the United Kingdom, Cyprus and Thailand.
We would like to thank the friends of the Foundation who have supported us during the pandemic.
EDDIE HEARN VISITS SOUTHEND CHILDREN’S CHARITY TO SHOW SUPPORT ALONGSIDE THE YIANIS CHRISTODOULOU FOUNDATION
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport visited Blenheim Children’s Centre in Southend to donate thousands of care packages to vulnerable children in the local area.
Parcels containing food, household essentials, colouring books and crayons were hand delivered to the children’s centre by the Essex-born promoter in activity arranged by The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation, with the effects of Covid-19 on local livelihoods at the forefront.
The Yianis Group owns the Park Inn Palace Hotel in Southend and has been showing support to charities in areas where they own real estate assets throughout the Coronavirus outbreak.
Founder of The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation, John Christodoulou said: “It is important to continue our efforts throughout this crisis to help our local communities in need”
“It means a lot to receive support from Eddie and his family, and the staff and volunteers from the charities were delighted to be able to meet them and be personally thanked for their ongoing hard work.”
Sally Manzoni, Operational Manager, Family Action in Southend said: “Family Action would like to say a huge thank you to The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation for their kind generosity. The parcels will really be appreciated by the families we support in Southend and we know that the children especially, will enjoy the crayons and colouring books.”
Cllr Anne Jones, cabinet member for Children & Learning at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council added: “I would like to thank The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation for their generosity in donating these parcels, which will help keep young families fed through what continues to be a very challenging time for many.
“I was delighted to see the foundation working closely with Family Action and our children’s centre and Eddie to make this happen and bring a little relief and joy into our local community.”
TOP SPORTING STARS DELIVER FOOD PARCELS TO CHILDREN IN LIVERPOOL AND MANCHESTER ON BEHALF OF THE YIANIS CHRISTODOULOU FOUNDATION
Hometown Liverpool and Manchester sporting legends Tony Bellew, Jamie Carragher and Ricky Hatton MBE along with Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson were on hand to deliver 6,000 food parcels to homeless and vulnerable children charities in Liverpool and Manchester.
The donations took place in Liverpool and Manchester were arranged by The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation, with the effects of Covid-19 on many local
families at the forefront of the activity.
The Whitechapel Centre Charity received the donation in Liverpool whilst the Barnabus, Just Life, Brydon Court and Women’s DA charities received the donations in Manchester.
Founder of The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation, John Christodoulou said: “Mine and The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’s principles are built on mainly helping children and allowing them to fulfil their potential however, with this current crisis many more need help especially the charities who support families in their local community.
“It means a lot to receive support from such respected sports stars, and the staff and volunteers from the charities were delighted to be able to meet them and be personally thanked for their ongoing hard work."
"We worked with and listened to the organisations to ensure we were providing them with necessary products. We also worked with key suppliers from the hospitality sector to ensure that we were also giving back to our own industry whilst at the same time supporting another".
The Foundation thanks Ricky Hatton MBE, Tony Bellew, Jamie Carragher, Mayor Joe Anderson and of course the wonderful charities for their hard work.
RESULTS OF PANCYPRIAN SPECIAL SCHOOL COMPETITION
ENTITLED 'HELPING CHILDREN HANDS UP FOR ALL'
The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation (YCF) would like to congratulate the teachers and the students of the Public Special Schools that participated in the Pancyprian Special School Competition entitled ‘HELPING CHILDREN – HANDS UP FOR ALL’. Through the competition the YCF wanted to provide the opportunity to students with various disabilities or needs attending special schools to build on their creativity, interests and talents for the creation of various art or music related work that will convey the common values of equality, love, respect, friendship, inclusion, access etc.
All special schools have shown a great interest for participation and have worked really hard in order to send a wide range of entries: amazing songs and videos that show the work of the teachers and students, colourful drawings, 3D art work and many more. The assessment procedure was hard and the committee was faced with various challenges.
Based on the regulations of the ‘HANDS UP FOR ALL’ Competition, 3 main prizes of €17.000 was planned to be given to 3 winning schools: 1st prize of €10.000, 2nd prize of €5.000 and 3rd prize of €2.000. After careful consideration of all entries, and while acknowledging the effort and time that the teachers and the students have devoted, the YCF has decided that the 3rd prize of €2.000, will be awarded equally to the rest of the special schools. Therefore, the total amount to be given for the competition will be €27.000 (1st prize €10.000, 2nd prize €5.000 and 3rd prize €2.000 to the rest of the special schools that participated in the competition – 6 schools in total).
The winning schools that will receive the first two prizes are the following:
The 1st prize of €10.000 is awarded to ‘Eidiko Sholio Agios Spyridonas (Ειδικό Σχολείο Αγίου Σπυρίδωνα - Λάρνακα’ (Larnaca) for the video – song – lyrics ‘I create, I share, I love, That’s who I am’ (Δημιουργώ, Μοιράζομαι, Αγαπώ. Αυτό είμαι εγώ!). The main singers are Nefeli Antoniou, a talented young girl who finds it very very hard to speak but sings beautifully, Giorgos Anastasiou and Andry Kakoushi. The song was composed by Elena Eleftheriadou and the lyrics were written Andry Charalambous in cooperation with the students.
The 2nd prize of €5.000 is awarded to Eidiko Sholio Apostolos Varnavas (Ειδικό Σχολείο Αποστόλου Βαρνάβα) for the 3D art work titled: ‘From cooperation to love, from love to support and back to raising our hands up’ (Από την συνεργασία στην αγάπη, από την αγάπη στην αλληλεγγύη και ξανά όλοι τα χέρα ψηλά).
The 3rd prize of €2.000 is awarded equally to each of the 6 special schools that participated in the competition, so that each school will receive the above amount:
Eidiko Sholio Evaggelismos (Ειδικό Σχολείο Ευαγγελισμός) for the song ‘SIKOSE TA HERIA PSILA – Σήκωσε τα χέρια ψηλά’.
Eidiko Sholio Lefkosias (Ειδικό Σχολείο Λευκωσίας) for the video ‘Our children – Τα δικά μας παιδιά’
Sholi Kofon (Σχολή Κωφών Λευκωσίας) for the video ‘Ο κόσμος όλος μια σκηνή κι ο καθένας έχει ένα ρόλο να παίξει’
Eidiko Sholio Apostolos Loucas (Ειδικό Σχολείο Απόστολος Λουκάς) for the video …..321 launch’
Eidiko Sholio Theoskepasti Paphos (Ειδικό Σχολείο Θεοσκέπαστη Πάφος) for the Life raft ‘Learning knows no bounds’
Sholi Tiflon (Σχολή Τυφλών Λευκωσίας) for the art work ‘Όλη η αγάπη είναι στα χέρια μας, ας τη μοιραστούμε’
It is noted that all the above prizes will be utilized, as per the regulations of the competition, for the purchase of essential equipment, the improvement of the infrastructure or the upgrade of the facilities of the above schools, based on their needs and the approval of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth.
The award ceremony of the competition will be organized after the beginning of the new academic year 2020-21 provided that this will be allowed by the guidelines of the Ministry of Health related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
BOBBY ZAMORA PRESENTS FOOD PARCELS PROVIDED BY THE FOUNDATION TO LOCAL TOWER HAMLETS SCHOOL CHILDREN'S FAMILIES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Founder of The Yianis Group and Yianis Christodoulou Foundation, John Christodoulou has pledged his support to join the fight against coronavirus by supplying the families of the Cyril Jackson School with much needed food parcels. Bobby Zamora, former professional English footballer who played for England as well as West Ham United supported the foundation by presenting the parcels to the school on Friday 12th.
The property entrepreneur and philanthropist founded The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation in 2016 after years of supporting charitable causes, and with a clear objective to help those most vulnerable and the impact of COVID 19, John and the Foundation’s team wanted to help in any way they could.
The Foundation purchased food parcels for each pupil and their families attending the school based in Limehouse Causeway, Poplar, London E14 8BN.
The food packs were agreed along with the school to ensure that their contents included what was most needed such as rice, flour, long life milk, cereal and many other staple items.
Founder of The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation, John Christodoulou said: “Mine and The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’s principles are built on mainly helping children and allowing them to fulfil their potential however, with this current crisis many more need help especially the schools who help the families in their community and need support more than ever to do this.”
“We worked with and listened to the organisations to ensure we were providing them with necessary products. We also worked with key suppliers from the hospitality sector to ensure that we were also giving back to our own industry whilst at the same time supporting another.”
The foundation has also delivered over 6,000 energy boosting packs to the entire staff of the Royal London Hospital, food packs to the elderly and vulnerable members of the Cypriot community in the UK, and energy packs to all of the staff of the public hospitals in Cyprus.
WEEKLY PRESENTS TO VULNERABLE CHILDREN AS FOOD AID GATHERS PACE IN THAILAND
The Friday morning giveaway presents to vulnerable children in Banglamung Chonburi Thailand as food aid continues.
FORMER INTERNATIONAL GOALKEEPER SUPPORTS FOUNDATION'S FOOD AID INITIATIVE IN THAILAND
Roy Carroll the former goalkeeper of Northern Ireland, Manchester United, Wigan Athletic, and Olympiacos sends a thank you message for the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation's food aid and initiative in Thailand.
YIANIS CHRISTODOULOU FOUNDATION PROVIDES PRESENTS TO VULNERABLE CHILDREN AS FOOD AID CONTINUES FOR THE NEEDY IN THAILAND
Friday morning giveaway presents to vulnerable children in Banglamung Chonburi Thailand being provided by The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation.
Within every child’s present there is a book, pencil, pencil sharpener, crisps, sweets, biscuits and a yogurt.
PUBLIC FIGURES OF CYPRUS & GREECE STAND BY THE FOUNDATION WITH A LOUD MESSAGE TO STAY ALERT & SAFE #inthistogether
Going through the most important period regarding the final fight against COVID-19, The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation joined forces with various public figures from Cyprus and Greece; Demetris Basis, Andri Karanthoni, Andreas Giortsios, Thiseas Ioannou, Christos Gregoriades, Marina Vronti, Peggy Spineli, Andri Hadjichristodoulou, Mike Arnaoutis, Marios Priamos Ioannides, Constantinos Iasonos, Yiannis Minos and George Evagorou; aiming to send a loud message to the public regarding the crucial meaning of social distancing and hygiene in order to stay safe.
With the slogan #inthistogether, The Foundation has summoned up public figures from the industries of broadcasting, acting, journalism, sports as well as music, and through a short video, which was uploaded on the foundation’s social media platforms, as well as other sites, sends a clear message that in order to win the war against the virus we need to be fully united for the absolute compliance to the rules set by the experts and the society.
Mr John Christodoulou, the founder of Yianis Christodoulou Foundation characteristically stated: “Returning back to our life, we’ve realized that the utter defeat of the virus still needs great personal effort by each and everyone of us. This means that currently our priority is not thinking about yourself, but about thinking about the others. For this reason, we wanted to communicate with the public through this video to remind them that our future lays completely in our own hands. Therefore, I would like to say thank you to all those public figures who contributed to this effort, since their catalytic contribution made our message even louder. Because we need to stand together for the greater good.”
The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation usually supports children and young people in need to reach their full potential, improve their livelihoods, and upgrade the teaching and learning environment through various projects. The Foundation could not have stayed untouched in these difficult times by supporting people in need and raising the awareness of the public.
THE INITIATIVES OF THE FOUNDATION WERE PRESENTED ON THE PUBLIC TV CHANNEL (CYBC) IN CYPRUS
The initiatives of the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation were presented last Saturday 30th of May 2020 on the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC – Public TV Channel) at the programme CYPRIOTS OF THE WORLD (ΚΥΠΡΙΟΙ ΤΟΥ ΚΟΣΜΟΥ).
The Founder, Mr John Christodoulou, presented the initiatives organized during the COVID-19 lockdown, both in Cyprus and the UK. The two main initiatives were: the provision and delivery of food packages to Greek Cypriots in need (elderly, disabled, single mothers and vulnerable) across the UK and the provision and delivery of thank you packs to 6,107 health workers in all 9 public hospitals in Cyprus.
Mr Andreas Papaevripides, President of the World Federation of Overseas Cypriots (POMAK) and Christos Karaolis, President of the Federation of Cypriots in the UK, commented on the voluntary work of the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation in the UK.
FOUNDATION FUNDING FOOD AID INITIATIVE IN BANGLAMUNG CHONBURI THAILAND
Where there is a willingness to help where truly needed, no boundary, border or difficulty can stop it. In Thailand, people are lining up every day for 9-10 hours for little food, due to COVID-19. The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation responded immediately.
The Foundation is funding a food aid initiative in Banglamung Chonburi, Thailand providing daily food to the needy.
With 650 meals a day being provided, a typical box contains a sausage, rice, bag of peanuts and a bottle of water There are moments when the phrase ‘I can’t’ has no place.
FOUNDATION SUPPORTS MENTAL HEALTH WEEK
We all have bad days, it’s ok to be not ok, especially now in these uncertain times. Please do not keep things to yourself talk to a family member, friend or a professional.
Be kind to each other, check to see if your friends or colleagues are ok.
In support of Mental Health Awareness Week The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation has donated to Young Minds UK which is charity partner of the Heads Together Royal Foundation.
Young Minds UK
Leads the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. They make sure that children get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life's difficulties.
The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation has a similar mission to empower children to reach their full potential, improve their livelihoods through education and social projects.
Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, which combines a campaign to tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health with fundraising for a series of innovative new mental health services.
Their Royal Highnesses have built on the great work that is already taking place across the country, to ensure that people feel comfortable with their everyday mental wellbeing, feel able to support their friends and families through difficult times, and that stigma no longer prevents people getting the help they need.
To donate and find out more about the great work Young Minds UK are achieving please visit...
To find out more about the work that the Heads Together Royal Foundation is supporting please visit...
ENERGY BOOST FOOD PACKAGES PREPARED AND DELIVERED TO ALL PUBLIC HOSPITALS IN CYPRUS REPORTED BY ANT1
Report includes a short interview of Mr Christodoulou, founder of The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation where he refers to the UK Cypriot community and the future for the economy.
SIX THOUSAND CARE PACKS DELIVERED TO THE NHS HEROES WORKING AT THE ROYAL LONDON HOSPITAL
Thursday, 7th May 2020 The Yianis Christdoulou Foundation, combined with industry contacts across the hospitality sector to create and deliver 6000 individual care packs for the NHS staff at The Royal London Hospital Whitechapel London.
The contents of the care packs were agreed with the hospital such as energy releasing snacks, drinks for hydration, as well as fresh fruit for a nutritional boost.
John Christodoulou, founder of the Foundation said “Mine and The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’s principles are built on helping others and allowing them to fulfil their potential. The only way in my eyes that the brave and heroic NHS can fulfil their potential of helping others, is if they are supplied with what they most need”.
The 20 pallets of care packs a total of 6000 were delivered by the Foundations Ambassador Eleni C, winner of the International Music Festival for the UK as well as being opening act for huge names such as Fleur East, Alesha Dixon, Foxes, Stooshe, Little Boots and Becky Hill was on hand to help.
HEARTWARMING MESSAGES OF THANKS FOR THE UK CYPRIOT COMMUNITY FOR FOOD PACKAGES
Heartwarming selection of messages from the UK Cypriot community who received their food packages that was sponsored by The Yianis Christodoulou Foundations.
Thank you to all the health workers of the nine public hospitals in Cyprus for fighting against COVID-19.
THANK YOU CYPRUS HEALTHCARE WORKERS ! LABOUR DAY 2020
NICOSIA HEALTHCARE HEROES THANKS
Many thanks to the healthcare heroes from the General Hospital of Nicosia, Cyprus for sending us these great pictures. Along with a thank you message 'efxaristoume!' for their snack bags provided by the Foundation as part of its intiative for Labour Day.
MISSION COMPLETED ! SNACK BAGS DELIVERED TO CYPRUS PUBLIC HOSPITALS
The distribution of 6,107 thank-you-snack-bags to all health professionals and workers of all 9 public hospitals in Cyprus, was completed today with great success, on the occasion of the labour day celebrations.
We are very proud with the speed of distributing all thank-you-bags in just 3 days to all the public hospitals in Cyprus. We have started on Tuesday 28th of April from Poli Chrysoxous, to Paphos General Hospital and then to Limassol General Hospital. On Wednesday 29th we started with Ammohostos Hospital, Larnaca, the Psychiatric Unit and then reaching out to Kyperounda – Troodos Hospital. Our last stop was today, Thursday 30th of April at the General Hospital of Nicosia, as well as at Makarios Hospital.
The initiative was inspired by Mr John Christodoulou, the founder of the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation, who wishes to express his appreciation to all members of the medical community, who put their personal health, and their families’, at risk in order to overcome these challenging times experienced by all the nations globally.
This sweet gesture was warmly embraced by the medical community, members of which expressed their deepest gratitude towards the YCF and especially towards Mr John Christodoulou and highlighted that this gesture is a constructive way to reward the front-line medical team. Finally, they added that they hope for the future support by Mr John Christodoulou, knowing well his generosity and his altruistic nature.
Mr John Christodoulou as well as all the members of Yianis Christodoulou Foundation send their special thanks to LaikoCosmos Trading for their collaboration and professionalism following the safety measures to prepare thousands of bags in a very short time. Additionally, warm thanks are directed to the Nursing Branches of PASYDY Trade Union for their cooperation.
The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation usually supports children and young people in need to reach their full potential, improve their livelihoods, and upgrade the teaching and learning environment through various projects. The Foundation could not have stayed untouched by helping others in these difficult times.
Press Release in English
FOOD PACKAGES DELIVERED TO UK CYPRIOTS IN NEED
Batches of food packages were prepared and delivered to UK Cypriots in need by The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation generously covered all the costs of this initiative.
FOUNDATION'S CYPRUS TEAM SUPPORTING CYPRUS HEALTH HEROES IN ALL PUBLIC HOSPITALS BY PROVIDING FOOD PACKAGES
Great work in Cyprus from the Foundation's Cyprus team providing 'many thanks' food packages to the 6,107 first line health professionals (nurses, doctors, assistance staff) working in all 9 public hospitals.
A thank you package from the heart to you our heroes.
THANK YOU !
Press Release in English
Μείνε σπίτι και σώσε ζωές
Ελπίζω να είστε όλοι ασφαλείς και υγιείς σε αυτή τη δύσκολη εποχή. Θα είμαστε σύντομα όλοι νικητές!
THE FOUNDATION SUPPLIES FOOD PACKAGES TO THE UK'S CYPRIOT VULNERABLE & THE ELDERLY
The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation stands by the Cypriot Community in the UK offering food packages to people in need of support such as the vulnerable and the elderly. We are happy to help our community, we have already lost around 150 Cypriots living in the UK alone - a large number of its members - by the COVID-19 virus.
In the video below Christos Karaolis President of the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK speaks about supporting our community to get through covid 19.
This shall pass and we’ll prevail once more. Patience and strength to all!
If you require assistance or can volunteer contact the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK on 020 8445 9999 or email email@example.com
Listen to John Christodoulou of The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation explain to London Greek Radio explaining how the foundation is supporting an amazing initiative to provide FREE food packages to those most in need, standing by the Cypriot Community in the UK.
THANK YOU, NHS!
We would like to say a big thank you to all the NHS staff. To ALL NHS employees.
Once again thank you from the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation!
COVID-19 - WORKING TOGETHER TO BEAT THIS INVISIBLE ENEMY!
We believe that together we can make a greater impact during this hard time we are all facing. Here is a message from John Christodoulou, Mark noble, Bobby Zamora, Ryan Burnett, David Coulthard, Stravos Flatley, Tony Bellew, Rob Lee and Declan Rice on behalf of the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation. We hope you're all staying safe and healthy in this challenging time. We will all be winners soon!
John Christodoulou, Founder of the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation
Mark Noble, Professional
Bobby Zamora, Ex Professional
Ryan Burnett, Ex Professional Boxer
David Coulthard, Ex former Formula
One racing driver
Stravos Flatley, Britain's Got Talent Finale
Tony Bellew, Ex Professional Boxer
Rob Lee, Ex Professional Football Player
Declan Rice, Professional Football Player
Reality TV Star
COMPLETION OF 4 PROJECTS IN CYPRUS BY THE 'YIANIS CHRISTODOULOU FOUNDATION' - SHORT VISIT BY MR JOHN (YIANIS) CHRISTODOULOU
The Founder of the 'Yianis Christodoulou Foundation-YCF', Mr John Christodoulou visited three schools in Cyprus along with the Larnaca Children's Home in order to oversee the development, as well as the completion and delivery of a series of school projects, which the YCF actively supports with regards to infrastructure and equipment, aiming to ensure safe and decent educational and living conditions for pupils and children.
Specifically, on Wednesday, February 26th, Mr Christodoulou attended a modest ceremony held at the 3rd Primary School of Makedonitissa, as part of the environment and trees celebration event organized by the school, as the foundation contributed to the construction of a sunshade for the needs of the students of the school unit. The project was implemented with the prize of €5,000 which was awarded to the school for its 2nd place in a competition for the best Christmas card held by the institution.
3RD MAKEDONITISSA PRIMARY SCHOOL - CEREMONY
Additionally, Mr. Christodoulou visited the A’ Paliometocho Primary School, where students and teachers welcomed him with traditional songs and Lent customs. The school completed the construction of a shed that connects the main building with the school’s canteen, using the €10,000 prize for winning 1st place in the Christmas card competition. The ceremony was characterized by joy, sentiment and excitement.
A' PALIOMETOCHO PRIMARY SCHOOL
Mr Christodoulou also attended a short ceremony at the Pallouriotissa High School’s Multipurpose Sports Centre. Τhe 'Yianis Christodoulou Foundation' covered the cost of replacing the stands’ seats, with the ultimate goal of promoting the foundation's vision for a better world filled with healthy young people who focus on the meaning of athleticism and virtue.
MULTI-FUNCTIONAL SPORTS CENTRE PALOURIOTISSA LYCEUM
Finally, on Thursday, February 27th, Mr Christodoulou visited Larnaca’s Children Home in Livadia, where the YCF covered the purchase of equipment and furniture for the renovated children's home. During the welcoming ceremony, the children from Larnaca’s SISTEMA CYPRUS Music Program demonstrated, through their performance, that access to music education is a right for all children. It is noted that the foundation has covered the cost of 18 string instruments for the SISTEMA CYPRUS orchestra.
The 'Yianis Christodoulou Foundation' has been active in Cyprus for a long time, organizing a large number of activities and providing initiatives aimed at supporting children and young individuals in order to develop their personal skills and talents. At the same time, the foundation has already completed a number of school projects in collaboration with public services and local authorities with the aim of upgrading the students' learning environment, improving the education provided and developing students' creativity.
It is worth nothing that the YCF has organized a Pancyprian Competition, among public special schools entitled ‘Helping Children – HANDS UP FOR ALL’ with prizes of total value of €17.000. The aim of the YCF is to promote the creativity of children with special abilities and to upgrade their schools’ premises. The results are due in the next month.
In conclusion, it is worth mentioning that Mr Christodoulou has set as a life goal the empowerment of children and young individuals by providing better living circumstances and access to complete educational programmes, as well as offering opportunities to enrich their experiences, knowledge and skills, so that they can be able to dream and shine.
Within 2020, a variety of activities, projects and initiatives of the Foundation will be implemented in Cyprus, which will be part of the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’s consistent vision, which focuses on children and young individuals in need of immediate assistance and support.
LARNCA CHILDREN'S HOUSE-PEDIKI STEYI LARNACAS
FOOTBALL KIT SPONSORSHIP FOR ODYSSEUS FC
We're delighted to announce the proud sponsorship of the football kit for Odysseus FC.
The sponsorship allowed the purchasing of a brand new blue kit for the entire team.
PANCYPRIAN COMPETITION 'HELPING CHILDREN HANDS UP FOR ALL'
The ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ announces the launching of the Pancyprian Competition for Special Schools, entitled ‘HELPING CHILDREN – HANDS UP FOR ALL’. The Competition is open to students (children) attending Public Special Schools in CYPRUS. Participating Special Schools will select and send by email no later than FRIDAY the 28th of FEBRUARY 2020 as many participations as they want provided that they comply with the regulations of the competition together with their school’s ‘Proposal for utilising the prize’.
The main objective of the competition is the provision of opportunities for creativity for children with special needs through creative art and design, like art (drawing, collage, 3d modeling etc.), literature (poems, stories etc), music (song writing, and/or creation of a short film. With the slogan HANDS UP FOR ALL (both in English and Greek), all designs to be submitted will have to promote the universal values of equality, love, respect, dignity, help, friendship, but also of the right for ensuring the right for equal opportunities and access to education for all children regardless of their needs.
The competition "Helping Children - HANDS UP FOR ALL/ HIGH FIVE FOR ALL " has 3 prizes which will be awarded as follows:
1st Prize €10.000
2nd Prize €5.000
3rd Prize €2.000
The prize will be used for the implementation of projects in special schools (e.g. infrastructure, renovation, purchase of equipment), based on the approval of the proposal to be submitted together with the participation. Each proposal will be discussed and amended, if necessary, in consultation with all the schools’ stakeholders, including the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, Directorate of Primary Education, Technical Services etc. and will be implemented once all approvals have been issued. The proposal can be modified if needed. The Competition is approved by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture.
#DearYianisThisChristmas LUCKY WINNERS !
'Yianis Christodoulou Foundation': The lucky winners of the #DearYianisThisChristmas initiative
During this festive season, ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ - through the #DearYianisThisChristmas initiative - decided to give a rest to Santa Claus, by sharing laughter, love and plenty of hugs with six children who requested to spend the Christmas holidays with their loved ones who live abroad.
More specifically, Theofano, Katelin, Margarita, Efraim, Philippos and Orestis are the children for whom ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ borrowed Santa Claus’ slate and transferred to Cyprus the longed members of their family, aiming, thus, to complete their family warmness and help start the new year with the brightest smile on their faces. As a result, Theofano spent the holidays with her grandparents from Greece, Katelin with her cousins who have come from the UK, Margarita with her grandparents who live in Bulgaria, Efraim with his brother who works in Spain and Orestis with his dad who works in Greece. All winners had the opportunity to meet with the Founder, Mr Christodoulou, last week to exchange wishes.
With this initiative, the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation aims to highlight the meaning of support, love and care for this Christmas, while giving happiness to families in Cyprus that are in need.
It is worth noting that at the centre of all actions of the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation are the children and youngsters who are in need of help and support.
Its Founder, Mr John Christodoulou, envisions through the Foundation to create a better world with a prosperous future for the children and his life mission is to support their overall needs, in order to grow up in an environment full of prospects, harmony, peace and health. After all, Mr Christodoulou strongly believes that through empowering the children and young people, a better future is encouraged for all of us.
With the completion of the #DearYianisThisChristmas initiative, the foundation bid farewell to the year by setting the bar of solidarity to a higher level, aiming to grant the new year with more love and meaning of fellowship.
For more information regarding the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation you can visit the official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/YCFoundationCy/ or the official website of the ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ https://www.yianischristodouloufoundation.com/
The lucky winners of the #DearYianisThisChristmas initiative
The winners journeys !
WIN THE CHANCE TO SPEND THIS FESTIVE SEASON IN CYPRUS
WITH YOUR LOVED ONES WHO LIVE IN CYPRUS!
Are you aged 6 -18 yrs. old & you’d like to spend this Christmas with family members who live abroad in cyprus, but financial difficulties prevent you from travelling to Cyprus?
We can make your Christmas dream come true! All you have to do, after you get your legal guardian’s consent, is to:
1. Like this post on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YCFoundationCy/photos/a.105098387613557/110530713736991/?type=3&theater
or this post on Instagram:
2. Comment with the hashtag #DearYianisThisChristmas
3. Fill-out and submit the form with the help of your legal guardian, by clicking here http://bit.ly/2O6yP5K
Five winning participants will have the chance to spend this festive season in Cyprus with their loved-ones who live abroad.
YIANIS CHRISTODOULOU FOUNDATION CELEBRATES THE
1ST ANNIVERSARY OF CANARY WHARF FOOTBALL ACADEMY
The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation took part in the 1st Anniversary celebrations of Canary Wharf Football Academy held at the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel, on Sunday 3rd November 2019.
Over 100 people were in attendance to hear Foysol Ali (Founder) talk about the CWFA, how it originated and its aims and visions for the future.
Televised messages of support from Bobby Zamora, Jack Wilshere, Declan Rice, and Jamie Day the Bangladesh Coach were shown to the audience. A football shirt signed by all the West Ham players was amongst some of the items donated on the day.
All the children received healthy lunch box meals and modelled their football kits from its sponsors and our Charity Administrator, Angela Hunt handed out medals to the children, parents, and other sponsors involved with the Academy. YCF was also proud to receive an award for Sponsorship 2019.
A true community feel event and many thanks to all who contributed to make this day a success!
HIS SERENE HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT II OF MONACO ALONGSIDE YCF'S FOUNDER JOHN CHRISTODOULOU
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco alongside YCF’s founder John Christodoulou at the 40th Anniversary of Monaco Aide et Présence. Funds were being raised to help fund projects in 15 countries.
NEW PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT INSTALLED AT THE
STEPHEN HAWKING SCHOOL
The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation is delighted to show the new bespoke playground equipment purchased by the Foundation which was installed at the School in time for the start of the new Autumn term.
The items supplied were a Sensory Forest Hut on new artificial grass surfacing, in which the children can play and hide and view different colours, a new nest swing, mounted switch chimes and music drum table, a magnetic water wall and ball chute stand for water play and freestanding water and sand tables.
In line with the Foundation’s mission, all the children now have a safe and inclusive playground which all can enjoy and benefit from for many years to come.
Chris Christou, Trustee YCF & Angela Hunt, Foundation Administrator, view the new
equipment with Lisa Payne, Business Manager at Stephen Hawking School.
NEW MUSIC ROOM AT NOAH'S ARK CHILDREN'S HOSPICE
The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation is pleased to announce that it has fully funded the costs of musical instruments for the newly-opened Music Room at Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice. Noah’s Ark supports children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families across north and central London and has just finished building The Ark, a new specialist children’s hospice building for the area. Music Therapy is an integral part of Noah’s Ark’s care and can have transformative impacts on the everyday lives of seriously unwell children and their families.
Many children supported by Noah’s Ark have profound disabilities and are often not able to communicate verbally. Through Music Therapy, these children are encouraged to develop new and exciting ways to engage and communicate with those around them. Having a dedicated space for Music Therapy in The Ark will present even more opportunities for socialising and musical participation. Notably, it will enable the delivery of regular Group Music Therapy sessions which will provide invaluable occasions for seriously unwell children to socialise and connect with each other in an inspiring and safe environment.
Picture taken by Gareth Gardner
WORK STARTS ON STEPHEN HAWKING SCHOOL PLAYGROUND!
The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation will be supplying playground equipment after the renovation of the Stephen Hawking School playground. The school is dedicated to raising the standard of educational achievement for children between the ages of two and 11 years with severe or profound learning difficulties.
This project is aimed to give the children the best experience at school, so that they can achieve their full potential and become respected and active members of the local community.
The works have officially begun and we cannot wait to see the end result!
SPECIALIZED WHEELCHAIRS SPONSORSHIPS IN COLLABORATION WITH VARIETY, THE CHILDREN'S CHARITY
In collaboration with Variety, the Children's Charity , we sponsored 2 specialized wheelchairs for two young girls, Hope & Isabelle. John Christodoulou founder of the YCF gave a few words on the day about the importance of working together in order to help children.
We also had the delights of Ex Pro football players Bobby Zamora & Rob Lee who also came to show their support on the day. It was an absolutely rewarding evening and all those present left wanting to give more.
A special thanks to those who came on the day, as well as Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel who supported us in making this day possible. Helping Children, that’s our motto!
CANARY WHARF FOOTBALL ACADEMY
FOOTBALL KIT SPONSORED
We were delighted to sponsor the Canary Wharf Football Academy with a new football kit. John Christodoulou, founder of the YCF presented the new kit to the team at the Cyril Jackson Primary School. The team also had the opportunity to be trained by Ex Pro Bobby Zamora & Rob Lee as well as Football escapes. Bobby Zamora & Rob Lee also shared their words of wisdom to the team on how to achieve their dreams. Thank you to Cyril Jackson Primary School and all those who made this day possible! It was an overall success and we can’t contain our joy!
THE NEW INITIATIVE FOR THE UPGRADE OF THE BASKETBALL COURT OF THE ALETHIRKO PRIMARY SCHOOL
Based on the aims of the ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ for the provision of better learning opportunities as well as safe facilities for children in school, the Foundation has covered the cost of upgrading the outdoor facilities of the basket-ball court of Alethriko Primary School with the installation of a special outdoor tartan (multi-sport flooring). The court is used extensively for the Gymnastic lessons of the students, for other outdoor activities of the Optional All Day School and Summer School, and for the children’s’ recreation during break time. The opening was organised on the 4th of April 2019 in the presence of the Founder of the YCF. The whole ceremony was devoted to Stavros Giorgalli, the 10 year old boy who lost his life after an injury while playing basket-ball at the school.
SPONSORED PUPPY, YIANIS SECOND UPDATE 12 MONTHS - APRIL 2019
HEARING FOR DOGS FOR DEAF PEOPLE
Yianis has just had his first birthday on 4th April and is growing into a handsome boy! He's now been living with his puppy socialiser since he left his mum and litter mates at eight weeks old and is a fully paid up member of the family helping with the school run and feeding the chickens!
His puppy socialiser says: "Yianis loves food! and stealing things for attention such as remote controls and tissues. He has improved with handling his frustration and walking to heel and is becoming much easier to live with.
As part of his training and socialising, Yianis has visited Exeter and other busy towns, the beach and is a regular on the school runs. A sociable boy, he loves meeting children and adults alike and frequently mixes with other dogs on his free runs. He's recently met people in uniform and enjoys going to the vets.
In puppy class recently, he's been learning to target tape - this is where the trainer sticks a piece of tape onto their leg to encourage Yianis to nudge a specific spot with his nose and in return he will get a treat. This is the start of how Yianis will alert his recipient by nose nudging on their leg when an alarm, for example, sounds. He's also started to work on agility and scent games.
His trainer reports: "Yianis will be working on soundwork and responding to obedience cues in more distracted environments. In class this week he did agility, working around other dogs, targeting tape and clicker training. He still needs to improve on general calmness and developing his confidence in all environments."
Yianis' typical day starts with his breakfast and then a free run in rural fields and woods. He has a walk in town in the afternoon before collecting the children from school. His last exercise of the day includes another free run and help with feeding the chickens!
Yianis successfully completed his Puppy Two Star in March and has now progressed to 'secondary school' where he is working on his Three Star. This is the stage where Yianis' training is focused on building on what he has already learnt in 'primary school (Puppy Two Star). He knows what behaviour is expected of him - but he's now given the opportunity to make the correct choices rather than being told hat to do.
His training will be focussed on handling him around distractions - working in busy towns, going on public transport, sitting at kerbs, targeting with his nose preparing for his soundwork alert and running to sounds for a toy or food reward.
Yianis has got a lot to concentrate on over the next six months and we look forward to letting you know how he is getting on in his next update when he is around 18 months old.
'YIANIS' AS A PUPPY
RESULTS OF THE PANCYPRIAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS COMPETITION ENTITLED 'KEEP FIT AND HEALTHY THROUGH BOXING'
The 'Yianis Christodoulou Foundation' would like to congratulate all students who have participated in the Pancyprian School Competition, entitled 'Keep Fit and Healthy through Boxing' which was organised among Public Secondary and VET Schools. A great number of posters with slogan were submitted indicating the interest and awareness of both students and teachers for the benefits of sports for the overall development of children. The three winning schools that will receive the 3 prizes are the following:
1st Price €10.000
A’ Technical and Vocational School of Education and Training of Nicosia – Α’ Τεχνική και Επαγγελματική Σχολή Εκπαίδευσης και Κατάρτισης Λευκωσίας
Students’ names: Αλί Σάρα, Αλκιβιάδους Ανδρέας, Ανδρονίδης Παύλος, Γεωργίου Νέστορας, Λαζάρου Κωνσταντίνος, Μιχαηλίδης Δαρείος, Μουσουλίδης Κυριάκος και Παπακυριακού Χριστίνα
2nd Price €5.000
Laniteio Lyceum Limassol - Λανίτειο Λύκειο Λεμεσού
Student name: Γαβριηλία Κολοκασίδου
3rd Price €3.000
Nikolaideio Gymnasium Paphos – Νικολαϊδειο Γυμνάσιο Πάφου
Student name: Μαρία Χριστοδούλου
The prize money will be utilised for the purchase of essential equipment for Physical Education as proposed by the winning schools. As a result it is expected that Physical Education lessons will be enhanced and ungraded. Each proposal will be discussed and amended, if necessary, in consultation with all stakeholders, including the Ministry of Education and Culture (MOEC), Directorates of Secondary Education, Technical Services etc.
THE CAMPAIGN OF THE YIANIS CHRISTODOULOU FOUNDATION 'KEEP FIT AND HEALTHY THROUGH BOXING'
The campaign of the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation 'Keep Fit and Healthy Through Boxing', along with the visit of the British Amateur Delegation to Cyprus was presented on the 16th of March 2019 on the CYBC Channel.
BENFLEET VILLA FC UNDER 8'S SHIRT SPONSORSHIP
SUPPORTING GRASS ROOTS FOOTBALL
The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation is delighted to announce the proud sponsorship of the away kit of Benfleet Villa FC Under 8's, The Tigers.
The sponsorship allowed the purchasing of a brand new yellow and blue kit for the newly formed team.
A spokesperson for Benfleet Villa FC said 'I would personally like to thank The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation for their kind generosity for the sponsorship of our new away kit'.
The Foundation is a keen supporter of grass roots football as it allows for children of all backgrounds to compete, promote team work, excerise and respect rules and regulations. Each of these are in the English Football Associations (FA) Code of Conduct.
We wish 'The Tigers' every future success in all of their matches.
VISIT OF THE BRITISH AMATEUR DELEGATION TO CYPRUS FOR THE PROMOTION OF BOXING AS A MEANS FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION
On Friday 23rd of February the ‘ Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ visited the Athletic School of Laniteio Lyceum in Limassol accompanied by a delegation from the UK among of which were young athletes-boxers, coaches and referees. The students of the Athletic School welcomed the athletes from England Boxing - Merseyside and Cheshire Region, from Rotunda and Kirkade ABC Boxing Clubs. Among the delegation were two professionals’ boxers: Ryan Burnett (Ireland – WBA KAI IBF 2017 and 2018) and Mike Arnaoutis (Greece with world wins in the USA) who were invited by the ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ to support this initiative.
The Supervisor of the Athletic School Mr Errikos Andreou welcomed the delegation and the representatives of the ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ and presented the mission, aims and the way that the Athletic School operates. The Leader of the UK delegation Mr Gerard Starkey (Rotunda ABC) and Director of the ‘Inclusive Hub’ and Mr John Warburton, Educational Coach of England Boxing expressed their gratitude for the hospitality and warm welcome.
Mr Errikos Andronikou
Both Mr Starkey and Mr Warburton presented the work being done in the UK for utilising non-contact boxing as a way to promote social inclusion of vulnerable groups of students, to promote empowerment and acquisition of soft skills essential for young people to become active citizens.
The young boxers from the UK had the opportunity to meet the Cypriots athletes and the sports they specialise in. They talked about their efforts to reach their highest performance, their common interests and their concerns for the future. The Cypriot students had the opportunity to gain a first-hand experience of boxing by wearing the boxing gloves and be guided into the basic techniques.
The two professional boxers, apart from signing autograph and taking photos, they had the opportunity to share with all students their experience as professionals. The Founder of the ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ Mr Christodoulou emphasised the benefits of sports, as well as the importance of being focused and determined to reach out to become champions in their sport.
John Christodoulou (middle) in Attendance
The ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ would like to express its gratitude to all participants from Greece, Cyprus, Ireland and the UK for their support in its initiative to promote boxing as a means not only for keeping fit and healthy, but also for promoting social inclusion and equality.
Mike Arnaoutis Giving Advice
Ryan Burnett With Winning Belts
Gerard Starkey from Rotunda Boxing Club Mentors One of the School Students
LAUNCHING OF THE PANCYPRIAN 'KEEP FIT AND HEALTHY THROUGH BOXING' POSTER COMPETITION
The ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ announces the launch of a Pancyprian Competition for Secondary and VET Public Schools, entitled ‘Keep fit and healthy through boxing’. The Poster Competition is open to students attending Public Gymnasiums, Lyceums and VET Schools in CYPRUS. Participating Secondary and VET Schools will select and send by email no later than FRIDAY the 15th of FEBRUARY 2019 as many posters with slogan as they want provided that they comply with the regulations of the competition together with their school’s ‘Proposal for utilising the prize’.
The main objective of the competition is to create a poster with a slogan / message that promotes the love for sports and especially boxing, the benefits of physical and mental health, the importance of keeping fit, eating healthy and maintaining your well-being. The benefits of self-discipline, respect, team-work and fair play are also promoted through the competition.
The posters to be selected will be used as the official posters of the ‘Athletic and Educational Celebration devoted to Boxing’ which will be organized on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of February 2019 at ‘Spyros Kyprianou Sports Centre’ in Limassol. During the two days event various activities involving a delegation of athletes and coaches from the United Kingdom will be organised. The Award Ceremony of the Poster Competition is planned to be organized on Friday 22nd of February 2019 (morning) together with the Poster Exhibition in which a great number of posters will be exhibited.
The Poster Competition has 3 prizes which will be awarded as follows:
1st Prize €10.000
2nd Prize €5.000
3rd Prize €2.000
The prize money may be used by the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ based on the approval of the proposal submitted with the school’s posters, and approved by, the relevant bodies (e.g. MOEC, Directorate of Secondary Education, School Board, etc.) to upgrade the facilities and equipment used for Gymnastics and Physical Education in general. It is clarified that the Proposal may be differentiated if appropriate.
The Poster Competition is approved by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture.
THE WORK OF THE YIANIS CHRISTODOULOU PRESENTED ON CYPRUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION (CYBC)
STEPHEN HAWKING SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION WINNERS & PRESENTATION
The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation announced the launch of a Christmas card competition.
The aim of the competition was for the children to design/create a Christmas card. The card would be decorated in such a way as to convey the Foundation’s aims, vision and mission.
Teresa Brown, a Trustee of The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation, presented a gift to the winning class at the Stephen Hawking School, located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, in respect of the Christmas card competition they entered. The Christmas cards were printed and sent out to supporters of the Foundation.
In 2019 collaboration with the School will continue as The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation will be sponsoring refurbishment of the School playground.
‘CHRISTMAS CARD – HELPING CHILDREN’ PANCYPRIAN PRIMARY SCHOOL AWARD CEREMONY AND EXHIBITION
The Award Ceremony and the Exhibition of the Pancyprian Primary School Competition, entitled ‘Christmas Card – Helping Children’ was organized successfully last Sunday 23rd of December at the Municipality of Nicosia. A great number of people attended the ceremony and congratulated the children and their teachers for the wonderful Christmas cards created which convey the Foundation’s aims, vision and mission. The participants had the opportunity to see a collection of Christmas cards drawings submitted for the Competition. The Founder of the Yannis Christodoulou Foundation, Mr Christodoulou has given out the three prizes: the 1st prize of €10.000 was given to Paliometoho A’ Primary School, the 2nd prize of €5.000 was given to Makedonitissa C’ Primary School and the 3rd Prize of €2.000 to Geroskipou B’ Primary School.
The head teachers of the three schools expressed their happiness and satisfaction, as well as their gratitude to the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation, whereas the young children presented their thoughts when drawing the Christmas cards and their plans for utilizing the prize for the benefit of all children of their schools. During the ceremony the work of the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation in Cyprus was presented in a short film. The YCF would like to thank the Municipality of Nicosia and in particular the Mayor, Mr Constantinos Yiorkadjis for their great cooperation and support.
CHRISTMAS CARD - HELPING CHILDREN
OPENING OF THE RENOVATED BASKETBALL COURT AT 3RD KAIMAKLI PRIMARY SCHOOL
Mr Christodoulou, Founder of the ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ had the pleasure to participate at the opening of the renovated basketball court at the 3rd Kaimakli Primary School in Nicosia-Cyprus which was organised on Monday 29th of October 2018. The opening of the renovated court was organised in the presence of the Director of Primary Education Mr Christos Chatziathanasiou, who represented the Minister of Education and Culture (MOEC). The ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ has covered the expenses for installing a multi-sport flooring, as well as purchasing new P.E. equipment. Through this donation, the safety and health of children in the school were promoted. The whole project was implemented in cooperation with the Nicosia School Board, the Head Teachers of the Schools, the Parents’ Association and the Technical Services of the MOEC that have given the final approval.
RESULTS OF THE PANCYPRIAN PRIMARY SCHOOL COMPETITION ENTITLED ‘CHRISTMAS CARD – HELPING CHILDREN’
The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation would like to congratulate all children and public primary schools in Cyprus that have participated in the Primary School Competition, entitled ‘Christmas Card – Helping Children’. A great number of wonderful Christmas drawings have been submitted indicating the interest and sensitivity of children and their teachers. The three winning schools that will receive the 3 prizes are the following:
1st Prize €10.000:Paliometoxo A’ Primary School – Α’ Δημοτικό Σχολείο Παλιομετόχου
2nd Prize €5.000:Makedonitissa C’ Primary School - Γ’ Δημοτικό Σχολείο Μακεδονίτισσας
3rd Prize €2.000: Geroskipou B’ Primary School – Β΄ Δημοτικό Σχολείο Γεροσκήπου
We would like to congratulate the children for their designs and creative ideas:
1st Prize: Paliometoxo A’ Primary School – Α’ Δημοτικό Σχολείο Παλιομετόχου
(Μάριος Τσαγγαράς, Αντρέας Αβραάμ, Λουκία Κασάπη, Καρολίνα Ηρακλείδου, Έρικα Βήτα, Άννα Χαραλάμπους, Ιόλη Παναγή, Κυριακή Χριστοφόρου, Ιωάννα Παμπουρή, Αναστασία Χατζηγρηγορίου, Ελεάνα Γιουσελή , Ελένη Αριστοδήμου , Μαρία Δημητρίου , Αγγελική Οριέττα- Γ’ τάξη )
2nd Prize: Makedonitissa C’ Primary School - Γ’ Δημοτικό Σχολείο Μακεδονίτισσας (Αντιγόνη Γιαννακού –Τάξη Γ2)
3rd Prize: Geroskipou B’ Primary School – Β΄Δημοτικό Σχολείο Γεροσκήπου (Δήμητρα Γεωργίου - Άντρεα Τσαγγαρά Β Τάξη)
The prize money will be utilised for the implementation of the project ideas proposed by the winning schools as per the regulations of the competition. Each proposal will be discussed and amended, if necessary, in consultation with all stakeholders, including MOEC, Directorate of Primary Education, School Board, Technical Services of MOEC etc.
Taking this opportunity we would le to inform you that the Award Ceremony will be organised on Sunday 23rd of December 2018 at 4:30-5:30 pm at the Municipality of Nicosia (near Plateia Eleftherias).During the Ceremony a Christmas Card Exhibition will also be organised with selected drawings-cards being designed as part of the competition.
Earlier on the same day (Sunday 23/12/2018) from 12:00-4:00 p.m. the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation organises a Christmas Toy Swap (Ανταλλαγή Παιχνιδιών – Δίνω και παίρνω χαρά με παιχνίδια). Young children can come at the ‘Santa Clause Workshop’ (Εργαστήρι Αη-Βασίλη – Δημαρχείο Λευκωσίας) to exchange slightly used (but in a good condition) or new toys.
The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation wishes you a Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy, prosperous and creative New Year!
CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION ANNOUNCED
The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation announces the launch of a Pancyprian Primary School Competition, entitled ‘Christmas Card – Helping Children ‘. The competition is open to students attending Year 1, 2 and 3 of public primary schools during the academic year 2018-2019 The Competition is approved by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture..
The aim of the competition is for the children to design – create a Christmas card. The card will be decorated in such a way as to convey the Foundation’s aims, vision and mission. The Christmas Cards to be selected will be printed and will be used by the YCF as Christmas Cards to its network of associates. They will also be presented on the official website of the Foundation (www.yanischristodouloufoundation.com) and on social media and promotional material.
The overall competition has 3 prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st Prize €10.000, 2nd Prize €5.000 and 3rd Prize €2.000
The prize money will be used for the implementation of projects (e.g. infrastructure, renovation, purchase of equipment) in each school by the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation, based on the approval of the proposal submitted with the school’s Christmas card. Each proposal will be discussed and amended, if necessary, in consultation with all the competition stakeholders, including MOEC, Directorate of Primary Education, School Board, Technical Services of MOEC etc.
HEARING DOGS - NEW DOG NAMED !
It is with great happiness that the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation supported the setting up of the SISTEMA CYPRUS through the purchase of string instruments to be used for the orchestra of the children and young people. The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation has purchased 18 string instruments (8 violas, 5 cellos and 5 double basses).
Through this cooperation the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation aims to provide accessible music education for all children. The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation is proud to see that the integration of a deprived group of children into the community is achieved through using music for social development. Music has no boundaries and no boarders! Music opens up new routes and creates new potentials to young people to explore.
JOHN CHRISTODOULOU APPOINTED AS THE
JUBILEE SAILING TRUST PRESIDENT OF MONACO & CYPRUS
3rd October 2018
The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) is delighted to announce John Christodoulou as its new President for Monaco and Cyprus. John will also join the JST's International Advisory Council, supporting the strategic development of our work around the world. The initial announcement was made on Thursday September 27th at the JST's 40th Anniversary Dinner at Windsor Castle.
The relationship has been developed because of a shared commitment to young people facing challenges. Both The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation (YCF) and JST are committed to helping disadvantaged and disabled young people fulfil their potentialby building their life skills, character and confidence. We also share a common desire to improve the environment for these individuals by providing assistance to their family, caregivers and their wider support network.
As part of the collaboration, the YCF will help to develop the JST's programmes in the UK, Monaco and Cyprus, in view of providing life enhancing experiences for these communities. The collaboration will engage charitable causes already supported by YCF, alongside new charitable partners, which will be identified in the months ahead.
”I am delighted to be appointed as President of The Jubilee Sailing Trust in Monaco and Cyprus. This is an amazing opportunity to help young people facing challenges across Europe and to provide them with transformative opportunities that build their skills, quality of life and long-term prospects. Our collaboration will benefit individuals from charities I am already supporting, along with new partner organisations working with these communities. It will also help the JST grow its profile and impact across Europe.” John Christodoulou, President Jubilee Sailing Trust, Monaco and Cyprus.
“We are absolutely thrilled about John’s appointment and delighted that he will be joining our International Advisory Council as President for Monaco and Cyprus. John has an outstanding philanthropic commitment to young people facing challenges around the world and the work of the The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation compliments the mission and values of the JST incredibly well. We really look forward to working closely with John, and the other charities he supports, to provide life changing opportunities to young people across the UK, Monaco and Cyprus.” Duncan Souster, CEO Jubilee Sailing Trust.
Sail Ship Lord Nelson
Sail Ship Tenacious
The full press release for the new JST President can be viewed here:
For more information about the Jubilee Sailing Trust can be found here: http://jst.org.uk/
HRH PRINCE OF WALES WITH JOHN CHRISTODOULOU AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE IN SUPPORT OF CHARITY EVENT DUMFRIES HOUSE
CENTREPOINT AWARDS 2018
The Yianis Christodoulou foundation were proud to be in attendance at the 2018 Centrepoint Awards. John Christodoulou alongside Prince William were delighted to present the Education award to Joshua Gargett. This was the third annual Centrepoint Awards celebrating the outstanding achievements of Centrepoint's young people. Thanks to the generosity of the supporters and the hard work of the dedicated staff, 88% of young people move on positively from CentrePoint.
HEARING DOGS FOR DEAF PEOPLE
The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation was proud to donate £50,000 to Hearing Dogs For Deaf people to sponsor two hearing dogs’ lifespan for two deaf children. John Christodoulou was in attendance to present the check to Hearing Dogs at the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel. Also in attendance was former England international, West Ham and Tottenham player Bobby Zamora alongside one of our donors Bambos Tsiattalou. The event was healed at the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel in Canary Wharf.
THE 2017 STAR BALL
An incredible £1.5m was raised at the #StarBall2017, which will make such a difference to so many children and young people. Yianis Christodoulou Foundation, Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel. Thank you
THE 2017 STAR BALL PRESS HEADLINES
Yianis Christodoulou Foundation and the amazing night in Manchester for charity. Parikiaki Oct 2017.
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