Fengarion arrives in Greece
Mon Jun 4 2012
As you maybe aware, the origin of the word “Fengarion” , is from the Greek word “Fengari” meaning moon. The moon has a dark side and light side; thus, it is a parallel to the dark and bright side of human beings. The Fengarion platform is aimed at the brighter side of mankind which is altruism, a concern for the welfare of others and a motivation to provide something of value to a party who must be anyone but the self.
Today, this symbolic relationship with Greece evolves into a tangible activity. After hosting the Swiss, French, English and Polish associations, we begin our co-operation with the first association located in Greece, namely “Doctors of the World Greece”.
For over a year, Greece is hard hit by the economic crisis and we witness an impoverishment of the population. In the region of “Perama” port, located on the outskirts of Piraeus, the situation is particularly difficult. More and more of the Greeks have no longer access to proper medical care and food.
In this context, the Perama Open Polyclinic of the “Doctors of the World Greece” meets a fundamental need which is that of access to basic health care, emergency and medication for the most needy. In addition to medical care, for six months Doctors of the World Greece began distributing food. They discovered that more and more children who came for treatment had empty stomachs, without having anything to eat for more than 24 h.
Fengarion hopes to support the Perama Open Polyclinic through your donations, through the Doctors of the World Greece. We hope to help prevent Perama become the scene of a humanitarian crisis (see the BBC video on this subject).