Our Story

Our organization was born from our need to help vulnerable children living in our own community. As the financial crisis in Greece deepened, the number of people living at or below the poverty line rapidly increased. Even worse, the rate of extreme poverty, especially among children, surged.
We sought ways to help families in need directly, but soon realized that this was impossible to do. So, we decided that we would create an organization that could access and help families directly ourselves. Thus, Πρώτα το Παιδί – Children First was founded in December 2019.
Our goal is to help reduce the inequalities faced by the most vulnerable members of society, children at risk of poverty or living below the poverty line, caused by the decade-long, ongoing financial crisis in Greece.

In Greece, 500,000 children

live at risk of poverty

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68.3% of the population lives under the poverty line or is financially vulnerable

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The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the financial situation and the living conditions of vulnerable groups

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15% of students do not consume fruit, 36% do not consume vegetables, at all

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Public education spending declined by 36% in 10 years

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Huge cuts were made in public health expenditure

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The average performance of Greek students is among the lowest in Europe

We work with families to help break the cycle of poverty 
by investing in the well-being of their children via a holistic program that includes:
  • the provision of daily quality nutrition
  • educational courses, including after-school foreign-language courses and any additional academic tutoring needed by the child
  • extra-curricular activities, including team sports and capacity-building activities, as well as any activities that may explore the child’s interests or nurture potential talents
  • preventative and curative medical care programs, including vaccinations, dental programs, health assessments and medical examinations
  • counseling sessions to guide parents towards the best use of our services and to develop skills, competences and orientation to actively empower their children

Our Values

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EQUALITY

Providing equal opportunities to all children, allowing our beneficiaries to benefit from opportunities and services that financial hardship deprives them of
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INTEGRITY

Reliability and transparency in managing our resources and programs. Full disclosure of our financial data and  operational activity reports to our donors
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CONSISTENCY

Systematic provision of our assistance. Consistency in the provision of aid to our beneficiaries in the 3 pillars of action and via regular counseling
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RESPONSIBILITY

Social and environmental responsibility, supporting vulnerable families while respecting the environment by decreasing our ecological footprint

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