|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.