About Our Charities
Fronditha Care and Pronia
The Kastellorizian Association of Victoria has a long history with both Fronditha Care and Pronia, and was involved in the establishment of both organisations. Both organisations provide services to the Greek community and aged care residents in a culturally sensitive way. Many Kazzies have held board positions at both Fronditha Care and Pronia, and these organisations support people from Kastellorizo as well as all other Greeks. We thank Froditha Care for their support of our Seniors Group.
The Tipping Point
The KAV has engaged The Tipping Point (TTP) through THI Australia to bring the world into the classroom of students attending the Santrapeia School on Kastellorizo. We are also proving an important opportunity for Kassie’s in Australia to align their interests with the interests of Kastellorizian students to help them broaden their outlook through online live interactive speaker sessions and mentoring from a diverse range of high-skilled professionals.
The main goal for the KAV was to provide students from Kastellorizo who are affected by less local opportunities, high unemployment, school dropout and or brain drain, the chance to broaden their horizons and expand their knowledge by interacting with role models (mentors) from Australia.
Students have the opportunity to identify subject areas and professions they wish to learn about, and mentors are matched on that basis. With the use of technology, students conduct 20 – 30-minute live sessions with mentors around the world and discuss about different fields that they are interested in. Teachers and mentors receive guidance from The Tipping Point prior to the on-line sessions. This provides an added opportunity for Australian Kassie mentors to meet their mentee(s) when visiting Kastellorizo.
The KAV’s initial grant of AU$2,700 assists with the participation costs for the school, including streaming, recording and storage, software maintenance and technical support for eight academic months, as well as training for the teachers managing the program during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Greek Australians most definitely value the importance of a good education and have benefitted from the high standard of the public education system in Australia. Kassie’s have long been guided by Faith, Hope and Charity and the philanthropic spirit of the Greek diaspora has been truly inspirational.
We invite you to participate in the Program during the 2021, 2022 or 2023 academic years. Join today.
For more information about The Tipping Point, click here.