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School on Saturday? When it’s for Field of Life, kids can’t wait!

Nov 29, 2021
Last Saturday, November 27, the local elementary school in Nikaia, Greece, welcomed students—but this time the kids weren’t there to sit through classes. Instead, they enjoyed basketball, dancing, experiments, astronomy, arts, and mystery stories.

This was the second such event held by Field of Life, a nonprofit organization recently established by renowned basketball coach and former player Panagiotis Giannakis at the initiative of and through a founding grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Field of Life aims to provide children and adolescents the tools and guidance they need to explore their talents, play, exercise, and develop core personal skills. Through events taking place across Athens and eventually the whole of Greece—and, from 2024 onward, programs the nonprofit will offer at its new premises—Field of Life aspires to give young people the space to discover new passions, grow in character, build healthy habits, and reach for their dreams.