Summer camp programmes organised by foreign ministry’s overseas Hellenism department for expatriate Greek children from all over the world have concluded for 2008, the ministry announced on Sunday.
About 700 children of Greek origin from 61 countries and aged between 8-12 stayed at the foreign ministry’s summer camps in the towns of Malesina, central Greece, and Epanomi, in the prefecture of Thessaloniki. Children attending the programmes took in Greek language lessons, visits to archaeological sites, history and mythology lessons and various recreational activities.
Deputy Foreign Minister Theodoros Kassimis attended the farewell event at one of the summer camps, where he stressed that “it is moving to see Greek children from every corner of the earth coming and spending three weeks full of Greece. They learn Greek, they stage an ancient tragedy, and learn traditional dances and songs.”