Volunteering

We are not just a Greek language school and learning centre. We care about the environment. We also worry about the rise of intolerance and fanaticism. For this reason we have established “Dialogos”, a non-profit organization that promotes small-scale projects and actions based on volunteering. Dialogos is a local organization. Its headquarters are on the island of Ikaria and activities are coordinated through the Ikarian Centre’s campus in Arethousa. Dialogos’ initiatives aim to motivate people, especially the local people of Ikaria, to protect their environment. “Dialogos” also aims to motivate Greek and Turks living in both sides of the border to go beyond prejudices, intolerance  and fanaticism and start a common dialogue. Therefore, with Dialogos we are running projects based on volunteer work, like the “project Ikaria pathways“, an effort to clean and mark footpaths in Arethousa, Ikaria; and common educational and cultural actions with Turkish citizens, such as the parallel Greek – Turkish language course

Will

Will

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The first volunteer group – June 2016

The first volunteer group - June 2016
The first team working on the pathways is composed by members of local community, travellers who are temporary based

The Arethousa pathways project

The Arethousa pathways project
In the past, Ikarians used the paths to communicate and keep in touch. The path is the soul of Ikaria

Impressions of Ikaria

Impressions of Ikaria
Ikaria's laid back lifestyle is a welcome change from the daily hustle and bustle I experienced during my last two

Ikaria’s ecosystem

Ikaria's ecosystem
Ikaria's wide range of geographical features favours climatic and telluric variation. From lush forests to rocky mountains to dense wetlands, Ikaria hosts a

Ikaria Pathways 2016

Ikaria Pathways 2016
Project Pathways is an initiative of the Ikarian Centre to promote sustainable eco-tourism on the Greek island Ikaria.

Young talents from Arethousa

Young talents from Arethousa
A sunny afternoon in Arethousa, Bea, our artist in residency,  gave a painting lesson to the young artists of the