EXELIXI ZOIS organized a Christmas party for the children on Saturday 14th December in its cozy location giving us a chance to decorate our Christmas tree, listening to Christmas melodies.

The celebration began with the artist Mr. Vagelis Pappas presenting a profile of the life and works of Leonardo Da Vinci, using audiovisual materials, explain therefore with clarity all the aspects of this genius medieval artist’s life and achievements. Subjects like the Mona Lisa, its decoding, the famous Secret Dinner of Milan, as well as a host of his inventions, captivated the children, who had a chance to learn about the life and works of perhaps the most important personality in European history.

Later we all decorated the Christmas tree listening to the sound of Christmas songs. We sang along and exchanged presents before closing the evening with a party on location. The children were given the chance to get presents and have a good time and at the end of the evening their smiling faces were the greatest reward anyone could get. The evening ended with wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

In total 23 children came coming from the Children’s SOS Village, the Christodoulio Institution and the Girls’ home Agios Alexandros. The children were escorted by 3 escorts from the institutions as well as the EXELIXI ZOIS team.

The celebration lasted for approximately three hours and is one of the many actions planned by EXELIXI ZOIS an NGO supported with a founding donation by the ISFN.

All Christmas snacks were kindly donated by the “Dipnosofistirion” Catering Services Program “Perisseuma - kardias” as a part of their Corporate Social Responsibility Program, and the Christmas hats we donned were kindly donated by the Moustakas company.


The NGO EXELIXI ZOIS was founded in March 2018 and is aimed at minors and adults of adolescent or post adolescent age, coming from closed child protection institutions. Our aim at EXELIXI ZOIS is to take care of young people aged 12-17 as well as care for those 18-25 who have left or are leaving institutional care. Our actions aim to ensure that the passage from one age group to another is done smoothly and that at the same time these young people have all the support, practical and psychological, to be able to claim a better future and face tomorrow with confidence.

ISN (The Stavros Niarchos Foundation) supports EXELIXI ZOIS

The founding of EXELIXI ZOIS was made possible with the valuable contribution of the ISN.

The ISN with its founding donation supports the first steps of NGO EXELIXI ZOIS, and in particular actions aimed at educating, exercising, assisting the cultural and social development as well as the psychological support of young people living in closed care institutions.