HLM Donates a DELL pc to the Library of Myki in Thrace, Greece
One victim of the current deep economic crisis in Greece are the 28 libraries operated by the Organization of Children Libraries funded by the Greek government and private donations. The Greek Ministry of Education has terminated the operation of these libraries. One of them is the library at the village of Myki, the only Greek library in the very sensitive area of Thrace inhabited mainly by Greek Pomacs (Muslim Greeks). The funding for the operation of the Myki library was cut despite strong protest by the people of Myki, by the Forum of Hellenic Professors and PhDs,and by many others. Currently the library operates one day a week thanks to thenunpaid service of its dedicated librarian.
In June 2011, HellenicLink–Midwest donated to the Myki library a DELL personal computer, while the Hellenic Electronic Center also donated another DELL pc, and others donated a table, chairs and materials used by the children to write, draw and for educational games. Most of the money used for the purchase of the DELL pc by HLM came from an anonymous donation.
Click here for a copy of the appreciation letter that we received from Mr. Tachtaloglou, deputy principal ofthe public school of the village of Myki.