February 3, 2011

Greek Academy School In Zimbabwe Celebrates Three Hierarchs

Apostolos Papapostolou
February 2, 2011
Greek Reporter

A Greek Orthodox kindergarten, elementary and high school form the Greek Academy. The school operates in the capital of Zimbabwe, under the responsibility of the Greek Community in Harare and surrounding areas. It is a project which had remained a dream for many years and was realized in the beginning of 2008.

The Greek Academy was launched with three classes for the 1st year of high school, a chemistry and physics laboratory, a computer room and library. For the expansion of the School, the Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa, Theodoros, provided the amount of 100,000 dollars, collected through donations from Cyprus.

In all three schools where Greek language is taught by teachers appointed by the Ministry of Education in Greece, 540 children are currently attending, out of which 200 are of Greek and Cypriot decent.

On the occasion of the Three Hierarchs Celebration at the cathedral church of the Holy Trinity, a joint celebration was officiated. At the same time meetings by Metropolitan Seraphim of Zimbabwe with presidents and councils of the Greek Community, Diaspora associations and Fraternities, as well as pastoral visits and blessings at Greek schools in Harare took place.