What we do
Mrs. Moschos spoke to The National Herald and noted that, “I had been working on Citibank’s maritime financing for 33 years. When I left the Bank, I decided to offer my technocratic knowledge to ELEPAP where people had a higher purpose and did their job with the same passion and dedication that Ihad, too.
“In this way I managed to develop ELEPAP, which currently has six centers in Athens, Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Volos, Chania, Agrinio and 200 specialized personnel. It organizes, participates in, and leads workshops, conferences, and seminars in Greece and abroad and applies the most modern and innovative, scientific, therapeutic methods to help more than 1,500 disabled children.”
She thanked those who supported this effort, including the Consul General of Greece in New York Konstantinos Koutras, Atlantic BankPresident Nancy Papaioannou, Kyma co-owners Mike Angeliadis and SteveTenedios, Onassis Foundation President Dr. Anthony Papadimitriou, Yehuda Ben Yishay, TNH Publisher-Editor Antonis H. Diamataris, the Greek television channel Antenna, and many others, who are the leaders of this effort.
Then Dr. Lena Skoutelis, who has volunteered for 28 years with ELEPAP as a pediatrician, after noting the work of the Organization, ended her speech very emotionally, saying that “the Greek word orizontas (horizon) for romantics, doctors, therapists, and presidents represents hope. We at ELEPAP give our soul and our heart for the dream of rehabilitation for children, even if it seems like a utopia. We want to recruit dreamers. Thank you for being the international friends of ELEPAP.”
Among the guests were many businessmen and parents of children with special needs. TNH asked Dr. Antonios Lazanas, head of Portfolio and Index Research at Bloomberg, how important he considers supporting ELEPAP. He replied, “As a parent with a 22-year-old child with disabilities I will tell you from my experience that the sooner you help the child,the higher the level he will reach when he grows up. It is very important that there is organized help, expert people who will explain to parents that it is not their own fault, which will help them understand the behavior of their child, and remain a united family without blaming each other and feeling guilty. We need to strengthen organizations like ELEPAP because that’s the only way we can avoid the tragedies that can happen.”