Canadian Initiative for Lesvos

For: The Smile of the Child
Fond du Lac, WI
Organizer: The Smile of the Child
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Canadian Initiative for Lesvos (CIL) targets children vulnerable to exploitation.

More recently "The Smile of the Child" inherited a premise on the outskirts of the city of Mytilene, Lesvos. It is composed of a neoclassical residential house, sitting on a plot of land of approximately 4.500 square meters. 

In mid-February 2016 "The Smile of the Child" initiated its operational presence on the island of Lesvos by establishing a new Center for Direct Social Intervention (CDSI) according to the following model upon which the Organization already operates another five (5) similar Centers throughout Greece. In this framework the Greek Organization deployed medical services on Lesvos in the midst of an unprecedented refugee crisis and brought to the island the very first mobile incubator for newborns.

In September 2016 "Canadian Initiative for Lesvos" was born out of the vision of "The Smile" and a Canadian supporting community that refugee children and other children at risk have a different past but a common future: a place in Lesvos itself, called 'home', for refugee and other children in need alike, with what they need most: care, safety and affection.

The Canadian initiative for Lesvos aims at ensuring the necessary financial funding to sustain and support functions for the House and cover a wide spectrum of needs for the operation of the Home.

Our supporters can make their donations through this platform and make the change for those children in need of a loving and safe environment in Mytilene.




Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 7, 2017

Posted on February 7, 2017

Canada’s former Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic, Robert Peck, was interviewed January 26th, 2017, by Anthoula Katsimatides of COSMOS FM in New York City  regarding  "The Smile Of The Child" and the Canada Initiative for Lesbos (CIL) which would create a safe haven for children at risk.Listen to the radio interview here.

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