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Shaping a path

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

Mihalis, a young resident of Kos, attends the 2nd High School of the island along with his classmates. Mihalis shows great interest in music as well as the fields of chemistry and biology. In his free time, he relaxes by playing video games and listening to music, while he enjoys practicing his musical interest by playing the piano.

At school, he really enjoys the fact that he can study and learn more about the sciences, especially chemistry and biology, which, as he explained, are his main interests. Additionally, Mihalis appreciates the opportunity his school provides to interact and socialize with his peers! “At school I am happy to be able to engage in different subjects related to my interests while also spending time with my friends!”

Mihalis recalls his first session with The Tipping Point, held at his school, and the impression created by the mentor's presence through a video call and the substantial communication during the session.

However, one session stood out for Mihalis. "The group session that resonated with me the most was the one about health sciences, something that interests me." Mihalis had the chance to hear from professionals in his field of interest, and as he pointed out, it was an experience that significantly helped him gain a better understanding of the professional field. "I listened carefully to the speaker, took notes, and felt relieved that details like working in a laboratory are not so different from what I expected."

He continues to talk about his plans for the future and his studies. "In the future, I hope to attend a university to study pharmacy," while acknowledging the mentor's contribution in shaping their paths. "I believe that the mentors' advice and words will help me smoothly transition into this new environment."

Mihalis concludes by sharing, “My participation in the program helped me develop my ability to attend lectures, engage in discussions, and listen carefully to a speaker.”


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 $1.8 million to various projects and initiatives in Greece, collaborating with eleven inspiring partner NGOs. It has also provided $900,000 of in-kind support for the successful Australian Internship Program that has so far welcomed 26 Greek graduates to Australia.

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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