The American College of Greece is supporting an elementary school in Hway Hwe in Myanmar in South-east Asia for the third consecutive year, thanks to the generous donation of Mr. Ulysses Kyriakopoulos, honorary president of SEV (Hellenic Federation of Enterprises) and ACG Trustee.
The school, which opened its doors in March 2017, holds both morning and afternoon classes and is powered by solar energy. Students are taught subjects ranging from health and athletics, to reading, writing, math, knowledge about animals and plants, etc. In fall 2019, 54 students enrolled and 4 teachers from the community were trained and hired to teach at the school. Nowadays, there are also additional evening classes for older children who have not had the opportunity to study in elementary school.
This initiative reflects the spirit of the College’s overall community contribution philosophy since its founding in 1875, which is “To serve, not to be served” (“Non ministrari, sed ministrare”).
This collaboration has been accomplished through the International Organization United World Schools (UWS). Ms. Claudia Carydis, Vice President for Public Affairs, and coordinator of ACG’s sustainability and social impact efforts, brought the relevant parties into contact.