"Tribute to the Greek poet "Thomas Gorpas", by the
poetry group of OIKO.POLI.S. A cultural awareness way for adults, during the isolation period"
During the "Stay home" period (due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic
disease), some of the group members (Flora, Voula, Sofia, Kiki, Eleni, Theo)
seize the opportunity of the online communication, and produced a recitation of
a Gorpas' poem video, which she or he disseminated to all the group members,
- Objectives expected by it
To keep on communicating and running our group activities, maintaining our optimism and creativity.
- Target group (or groups)
Mainly adults 55+, but the outcome was accessible to anyone.
- Methodology of implementation (methods, materials, timing, etc.)
Each one of the participants in the activity group members created a
video (made by his own mobile facilities), in which she or he recited a
favorite to her/him poem of Thomas Gorpas. This was disseminated to all the
group members by various means of communication (zoom, skype, and Facebook).
The activity lasted two weeks and challenged the idea for more.
- Evaluation of the results
This work was a joint effort of poetry group members and proved that no
one of us has been left alone during this or other extraordinary situations.
It had also contributed to intergenerational communication, and cultural awareness.
- Feedback following the activity
After the successful dissemination of the idea and methodology of this activity, many members of our organization as well as of other pertinent organizations challenged us for the continuation of this type of activities and communication.
Three more similar activities had taken place so far and we are intended to continue.
- Dissemination of best practices
After the event, we combined all the videos in one video and uploaded
on YouTube as well as on the OIKO.POLI.S.'s website:
SINCROMIND Project - Greek Survey Background of the survey
The survey took place from February 21stto
April 3rd2020 and in total 61 people were reached.
40 respondents are female and 21 males, the youngest one is 55 and the eldest is 83 years old. All of them are of Greek nationality, except for one who is from USA. Their native language is Greek, apart from one of them who is English and Greek mother tongue. 57,6% of them are living in Athens and the rest 42.4% in Thessaloniki. The majority of the respondents are married (65.6%), the remaining 34.4% are widow, divorced, or single. 42.7% of the people interviewed are retired, 52.3% work (as a teacher, economist, aviator, designer, driver, musician, photographer, University teacher, Assistant Professor, psychologist), the remaining unoccupied. Concerning the educational level, 37% of the respondents have a high school diploma, 73% a degree.rom
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