An act of love for the orphanage in Manastır (North Macedonia)
On Saturday, February 6, 2021, the Consulate General of Greece in Bitola and the Greek company selling Cretan food and olive oil, Candia-AVEA, based in Skopje, offered toys, school supplies and Greek olive oil products to the House for Infants and Young Children in Bitola.
The gifts were handed over to the managers of the House by the Greek Consul in Bitola, Mr. Achilleas Rakinas, and the owner of Candia-AVEA, Mr. Dimitris Vergitsis, in the presence of the Head of the Public Diplomacy Office of the Embassy of Greece in Skopje, First Counsellor for Communication, Mr. Konstantinos Prokakis.
The House for Infants and Young Children in Bitola accommodates about 40 infants and children up to 14 years old, who live in 5 different homes under the supervision of “mothers” who provide family-type care. The House, which was founded in 1950, operated as an orphanage until 2019, when central government and local authorities started the process of de-institutionalization and its transformation into a modern welfare entity.