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Beyond geographic boundaries

Paraskevi from Kos
PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS - 2nd Highschool of Kos
16 July, 2023

Paraskevi, a high school student from the island of Kos, resides in the area and embraces a fulfilling life surrounded by her family, friends, and books. Literature holds a special place in her heart, and when she's not studying for school, she immerses herself in pages filled with stories and narratives.

"Participation in The Tipping Point program was a remarkable experience," shared Paraskevi, explaining that she was impressed by the existence of a program that helps young people connect with experts and professionals from various fields. She highlights the program's ability to provide guidance in choosing a career path.

The first session she attended as part of The Tipping Point program focused on professional orientation, but one session that stood out to her was about crafting one's CV. Through her interactions with the mentors and learning about different professions, Paraskevi notes that "the CV creation as a topic is relevant to any working professional, regardless of their field, making it useful and interesting for everyone." She also speaks highly of the mentors, describing them as exceptional, supportive, communicative, and playing a significant role in the program's development.

Paraskevi further discusses her life as a young student on a small island in the Aegean, where opportunities for various activities are relatively limited. This is why The Tipping Point program holds particular value for her and her classmates, as it allows them to see beyond the geographic boundaries of their hometown and explore possibilities and perspectives through the eyes and experiences of accomplished individuals in their respective fields. "Through our participation in The Tipping Point, we have the opportunity to meet new people with different knowledge and experiences that they can then share with us," Paraskevi expresses with gratitude.

Paraskevi dreams of attending university and pursuing a career in the healthcare field. The sessions she attended provided her with more knowledge about this field, enabling her to prepare and approach her goals with greater confidence.


About TTP

The Tipping Point (TTP) is an NGO aiming to empower today’s youth to enhance their consciousness, when they are called to make their once-in-a-lifetime decisions, ultimately preparing them for the workplace of tomorrow and to make learning more experiential, engaging and relevant to real life.

With the help of technology, students and teachers set the agenda of their meetings with professionals worldwide who interact with the students via live video and/or asynchronous video-responses.

Through a secure and structured digital environment, students on islands, in remote regional villages, marginalized urban areas or large cities, broaden their horizons and choices, receive answers to their questions from professionals worldwide - it could be doctors and farmers from a village nearby, or a NASA engineer from Florida - whom otherwise they could never meet.
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About THI Australia

The Hellenic Initiative Australia (THI Australia), is a non-profit organisation operating at a national level. Its mission is to bring together Greek Australians and philhellenes to contribute to the recovery and revitalisation of Greece.

By partnering with innovative non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Greece, THI Australia aims to implement programs that offer immediate relief, foster social and economic benefits, and create a lasting positive impact on Greek society. Since 2015, THI Australia has dedicated more than $1.7 million to various projects and initiatives in Greece, collaborating with eleven inspiring partner NGOs.

These efforts primarily focus on four key areas: Health, Social Services, Education, and Employment Pathways. Starting in 2019, THI Australia started a collaboration with The Tipping Point, initially involving three pilot schools.

Over the years, the number of participating schools has expanded, thanks to tailored approaches designed for Greek Australian Associations and individuals interested in supporting schools in specific regions of Greece. Associations and individuals have provided support to schools located in different areas such as Kastellorizo, Crete, Kalamata, and Kos.
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