Educational Programme “Learning the sea–Broadening my horizons”

  •  fmtchiosadmin
  •  September 13, 2013
  •  Education

The educational program “Learning the sea – Broadening my horizons” concluded for the second consecutive year its works on September 12th 2013.

The graduation ceremony took place at the port of Chios in front of S/Y MANIA. The Chairman of the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation, Mr. Efthimios Mitropoulos, the Chief of the Hellenic Coast Guard, Mr. Dimitrios Mpantias and delegates of the 5th European Coast Guard Functions Forum were present along with friends and families of the children who participated in the programs “Navigation” and “Traditional Shipbuilding”.

Part of the ceremony was the launch and placement on board S/Y MANIA of the rescue boat that was the outcome of the work of the team of “Traditional Shipbuilding”.







The specific educational program comprises of two sub programs:

•“Navigation”, which offers participating students the opportunity to acquire some basic knowledge on the nautical history of our country, the navigation,  the meteorology, the maritime safety, etc. and;
•“Ship Building”, which offers participating students the opportunity to get in touch with the art of shipwright, an art which tends to disappear.

The program has been warmly received by the Chian community in great enthusiasm and participation.

It’s first circles concluded their works on 16/6/2012. The students who participated in the programs “Navigation” and “Traditional Shipbuilding” received Certificates of Participation in a special ceremony which took place at the Foundation’s atrium.


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