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Italy – Greece exchange: the importance of the Marist connection

Dear Members of Champagnat Global Network,

As we navigate through these challenging times, it has become increasingly apparent just how crucial it is for Marist Schools worldwide to come together and collaborate. Our shared values and commitment to providing a holistic education are what unite us and make us a strong, global community.

We are thrilled to share with you the exciting news of the visit of Istituto Fratelli Maristi Giugliano of Naples Italy to our Marist Leonteios School of Nea Smyrni in Athens, Greece. Our students had the incredible opportunity to spend time getting to know our fellow Marist students.

During this visit, Greek and Italian students participated in a variety of school activities. From classroom discussions to sports games to cultural exchanges, our students had a blast and truly enjoyed getting to know their peers from another country.

It was inspiring to see how much we have in common with our counterparts, despite the distance between our schools. Our shared Marist identity brought us together and helped us to form strong bonds of friendship and camaraderie.

As our Italian friends bid farewell to Greece, we have all felt a newfound appreciation for our global Marist community. We are excited about the potential for future collaboration between our schools and look forward to continuing to build connections with our Marist school family around the world.

Thank you to everyone who made this trip possible and helped to create such a memorable experience for our students. We are grateful for the opportunity to strengthen our ties with the Italian Marist School and are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.

It is truly inspiring to see how our common values are not only building bridges between different civilizations but also creating a sense of belonging and home for all who are part of a Marist School. Whether you are a student, teacher, alumni, or parent, you are welcomed with open arms in any Marist School around the world. Through collaboration, we are able to learn from one another, share best practices, and create a supportive network that transcends borders.  

We are reminded that no matter where we are in the world, we are part of something greater than ourselves. Our shared commitment to the Marist mission unites us and empowers us to make a positive impact on the world around us.

Let us continue to collaborate and inspire one another as we work towards a brighter future for all.

Despoina Tsaousi – General Director of Marist Leonteios School of Nea Smyrni, Greece

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