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My Social Outreach Programme

My Social Outreach Programme 1 |

Dear Visitor,

Contributing to the wellness (physical and mental) as well as to the welfare of a human being can take many forms.  My social outreach (free of charge) programme has exactly this aim in mind, through the delivery of colloquiums, seminars, lectures and the facilitation of experiential workshops. This reinforces the personal development of the participants, by enhancing their knowledge as well as their self-knowledge, self-awareness and their relationships.

Furthermore, I often organise fund raising events such as painting and composition-writing competitions and musical soirees.  Apart from the foresaid, in 2015, I published my first poetry collection entitled, “Thoughts and Emotions” in memory of Marios Michael, one of my associates, who passed away at the age of 27.  The net proceeds from these philanthropic activities are donated to non-governmental organisations, foundations and charity institutions which include the Aglantzia Municipal Home for the Aged that receive the net proceeds from the sale of my poetry book.

Gabriella Philippou

Historicity

Experiential Workshop, “What does friendship mean to each and every one of us?”

Invited by: 3rd Primary School of Aglantzia
Date: 8 May 2018
Who benefited: The pupils of D2 class

Seminar and discussion, “The magic of colours and the role they play in our life”

Organisers: The Graphic Design Club and the Office of Student Affairs of the European University Cyprus
Date: 1 December 2018
Who benefited: The students of the European University Cyprus

Lecture and discussion, “How to bring up children instilling in them optimism, certainty and self-confidence”

Organiser: Mrs Melpo Vorka, Speech Therapist
Date: 2 May 2015
Who benefited: Parents who collaborate with Mrs Vorka’s Speech Therapy Centre

Lecture and discussion, “What we need to know about anxiety and how to handle it”

Organiser: The American International School in Cyprus
Date: 2 February 2015
Who benefited:  Teaching staff and students

Lecture and discussion, “How can I motivate my staff so as to achieve maximum output?” within the framework of the Professional Women’s Conference

Organisers: 3D Global
Date:  7 September 2013
Who benefited: About 50 people

Lecture and discussion, “What is depression and how to handle it”

Organiser: Konstantineleneio Centre for Adults, Athienou, Larnaca
Date: 28 June 2012
Venue:  Konstantineleneio Centre for Adults, Athienou
Who benefited: Residents of Athienou

Lecture “Phobias/Anxieties and Sleep Deprivation”

Organiser:  Mrs Janice Ruffle, Ladies@Lunch Group
Date: 7 January 2013
Venue: Elea Golf Course Estate Paphos
Who benefited:  Members and friends of the Ladies@Lunch Group

Philanthropic, multi-faceted event, “Child, Parents, Family, School and Society”, under the auspices of the ex Mayor, Kostas Korta, and the Municipal Council of Aglantzia. 

Organiser:   Gabriella Philippou
Date:  15 May 2012
Venue:  Spilies of the SKALI Cultural Centre

I delivered a talk “How to help my child to become a good student”.  Apart from my talk, attendees had the chance to listen to the talk of my guest speakers: Mr Marios Kyriacou, Educator – Musician, entitled “How does music contribute to child development” as well as that of Mr Demetris Constantinou, Dance Teacher, “How does dance contribute to child development”.  The event was enhanced by the performances of two choirs: the Children’s Choir of the Municipality of Aglantzia, under the direction of Mrs. Elina Zavrou, and that of Mixed Adult Choir of Pera Horio – Nisou, under the direction of Mr. Marios Kyriacou.

Venue:  Gallery of the SKALI Cultural Centre:

  • Photo exhibit, “Εν-τυπώσεις” of Evagoras Xyda
  • Painting and Agiography of Anastasia Symeonidou

Who benefited:  All net proceeds were donated to the Home for the Aged of the Municipality of Aglantzia

Lecture and discussion, “What is the Burnout Syndrome and how to cope with it”

Organisers:  The Rotary Club Nicosia – Salamis
Date: 2 April 2012
Venue:  Hilton Park
Who benefited:  the members and the guests of the Rotary Club Nicosia – Salamis

Lecture and discussion “What we should know about sleep”

Invited by: Pascal Greek School, Limassol
Date: 10 February 2012
Venue:  School Assembly Hall
Who benefited:   Students, teachers and members of the Governing Board of the School’s Parents and Guardians Association.

Lecture and discussion, “How to bring up children instilling in them optimism, intelligence, certainty and self-confidence and how to handle fights/arguments between siblings”

Organiser:  E’ Public and Community Nursery School of Lakatameia
Date: 9 February 2012
Who benefited:  The teaching staff, the children’s parents and other guests

Colloquium “Child, Parents, Family and Society”, under the auspices of the ex Mayor, Mr Andreas Petrou, and the Algantzia Municipal Council                

Organiser:  Gabriella Philippou and associates
Date: 29 October 2011
Venue:  Spilies of the Skali Cultural Centre, Aglantzia

Speakers:  

  • Gabriella Philippou, Psychotherapist-Counsellor, Trainer « Violence in the family and the impacts on the child”
  • Dr Petros Iacovides, Paediatrician, “Medicine and the biological theory of education”
  • Maria Lemoniadou, Biochemist, “Preventive analyses for children and adults”
  • Dr Marilena Kostara, Dentist, “Dental hygiene and prevention”
  • Andreas Andreou, Speech Therapist, “Which are the benefits of speech therapy”

Who benefited:  the citizens of Aglantzia and their guests

Facilitated experiential workshops for adults “How to bring up children instilling in them optimism, intelligence, certainty and self-confidence”

Organiser:  Nicosia Municipality Multifunctional Foundation
Dates: 3, 10, 31 May and 7 June 2011
Venue:  Pallouriotissa Old Market of the Nicosia Multifunctional Foundation
Who benefited:  Citizens of the city of Nicosia and other municipalities of the Nicosia district

Lecture and discussion, “Adolescence – Difficult age, Ways of Handling”

Invited by:  Forum Greek School, Pera Chorio Nisou
Date:  12 April 2011
Venue:  School Assembly Hall
Who benefited:  Teaching staff, parents, guardians and students

Lecture and discussion, “How to bring up children instilling in them optimism, intelligence, certainty and self-confidence”

Organiser: Nicosia Municipality Multifunctional Foundation
Date: 11 April 2011
Venue:  Pallouriotissa Old Market of the Nicosia Municipality Multifunctional Foundation
Who benefited:  50 participants

Experiential Workshops, “Adolescence – Difficult age, how to handle”

Organiser:  Nicosia Municipality Multifuncitonal Foundation
Dates:  12 and 19 March 2011
Venue:  Pallouriotissa Old Market of the Nicosia Municipality Multifunctional Foundation
Who benefited:  50 participants

Lecture and discussion, “Adolescence – Difficult age, Ways of Handling”

Organisers:  Nicosia Municipality Multifunctional Foundation
Date: 5 March 2011
Venue: Pallouriotissa Old Market of the Nicosia Municipality Multifunctional Foundation
Who benefited: 50 participants

Lecture and discussion, “Adolescence – Difficult age, Ways of Handling”

Invited by: The American International School in Cyprus
Date: 28 January 2011
Venue:  The cafeteria of the American International School in Cyprus
Who benefited:  Teaching staff, students’ parents and guardians

Painting and Composition-Writing Competitions on the occasion of the celebration of the United Nations Day.  Themes:  “War and Peace” and “Summer and Winter”.  The event was supported by the ex Head of the European Commission in Cyprus, Mrs Androulla Kaminara.

Organisers:  Gabriella Philippou in collaboration with the Rotary Club Nicosia – Ledra.
Date: 24 October 2010
Venue: Pallouriotissa Old Market of the Nicosia Multifunctional Foundation
Who benefited:   The Cyprus Anticancer Society

March and Cultural Programme,“We condemn violence wherever and in whatever form it is expressed” –under the auspices of the ex Minister of Health, Dr Christos Patsalides

Organiser:  Gabriella Philippou, member of the governing board of the Association for the Prevention and Handling Violence in the Family.
Date:  8 May 2010
Venue:  The march kicked off from the Ministry of Health and ended at Eleftheria Square.

Speeches were delivered by: 

  • Dr Yanni Kalakouta, Director of Mental Health Services, on behalf of the Minister of Health)
  • Mrs Betty Kasoulidou, Municipal Counsellor, on behalf of the Mayoress of Nicosia, Mrs Eleni Mavrou
  • Mrs Natassa Frederikou, representative of the University of Frederick

Who benefited:  The Association for the Prevention and Handling Violence in the Family

Lecture and discussion, “Why we must not smoke”

Invited by:   Pascal English School, Lakatamia
Date: 22 April 2010
Venue:  School Assembly Hall
Who benefited:  Teaching staff and students of Pascal English School and Pascal Greek School

Experiential Workshop “A journey into the world of emotions”, under the auspices of the ex-Mayoress of Nicosia, Mrs Eleni Mavrou

Organiser:  Gabriella Philippou
Date: 10 December 2009
Venue:  Myloi Cultural Centre, Kaimakli, Nicosia
Who benefited:  The teaching staff, all the pupils of the A’ Primary School of Kaimakli as well as the teaching staff and children of the Public and Community Nursery School of Kaimakli.

Lecture and discussion, “How to bring up children instilling in them boundaries, optimism and self-confidence” for parents and adults, under the auspices of the ex-Mayoress of Nicosia, Mrs Eleni Mavrou

Organiser:  Gabriella Philippou
Date:  10 December 2009
Venue: Myloi Cultural Centre, Kaimakli
Who benefited:   The residents of Nicosia and residents of other municipalities of the Nicosia district

Talk and discussion, “Burn Out Syndrome” within the framework of the weekly meetings of the Rotary Club Nicosia – Ledra

Organiser:  Rotary Club Nicosia – Ledra
Date: 17 November 2009
Venue: Cyprus Hilton, Nicosia
Who benefited: Members of the Rotary Club Nicosia-Ledra and their guests

“Embracing the Cyprus Red Cross Home for Sick Children”, Polemidia, Limassol, under the auspices of Mrs Leda Koursoumba, Commissioner for the Protection of the Rights of the Child and Deputy President of the Cyprus Red Cross

Organiser: Gabriella Philippou
Date: 24 June 2009
Venue:  Ajax Hotel, Limassol
Who benefited:  The Cyprus Red Cross Home for Sick Children, Polemidia, Limassol

Talk and discussion “Anxiety, Phobias and Ways of Handling” (Second Part) within the framework of the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club Nicosia-Ledra

Organiser:  Rotary Club Nicosia – Ledra
Date:  12 May 2009
Venue:  Cyprus Hilton, Nicosia
Who benefited:   Members of the Rotary Club Nicosia – Ledra and their guests

Talk and discussion “Anxiety, Phobias and Ways of Handling” (First Part) within the framework of the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club Nicosia-Ledra

Organiser:  Rotary Club Nicosia – Ledra
Date: 5 May 2009
Venue:  Cyprus Hilton, Nicosia
Who benefited:  Members of the Rotary Club Nicosia – Ledra and their guests

Lecture and Discussion “How to bring up children instilling in them optimism, intelligence, certainty and self-confidence”

Organiser:  Public and Community Nursery School “Eξόρμηση» (Εxormisi), Strovolos, Nicosia
Date: 8 April 2009
Venue:  Assembly hall of the above nursery school
Who benefited:   The teaching staff, the children’s parents and guardians as well as friends of the Public and Community Nursery School Exormisi.

Lecture and discussion “How to bring up children instilling in them optimism, intelligence, certainty and self-confidence”

Organiser:  Public and Community Nursery School Sia, Sia, Nicosia
Date:  20 March 2009
Venue: Assembly hall of the above nursery school
Who benefited:   The teaching staff, the children’s parents and guardians of the said nursery school as well as those of the public primary schools of the village

Lecture and discussion “Anxiety – Panic and how we can handle them”

Organiser:  The Personnel Department of the Central Bank of Cyprus

Date: 4 March 2009
Venue:  Lecture Hall of the Central Bank of Cyprus
Who benefited:   the staff of the Central Bank of Cyprus

Lecture and discussion, “Adolescence – difficult age and how to handle it”

Organiser:  Multi-Functional Centre of the Municipality of Strovolos
Date: 25 February 2009
Venue:  Lecture Hall of Strovolos Municipality
Who benefited:   The residents of Strovolos Municipality as well as residents of other municipalities of the Nicosia district.

Lecture and discussion, «Adolescence and sexuality »

Organiser:  Pascal English School, Lakatamia
Date: 23 February 2009
Venue:  Lecture Hall of Pascal English School, Lakatamia
Who benefited: The teaching staff, the students of Pascal English School as well as the students of Pascal Greek School

Musical Soiree, under the auspices of the ex-First Lady, Mrs Elsi Christofia

Organiser: Gabriella Philippou on behalf of the Governing Board of the Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the family
Date: 10 February 2009
Venue: Amphitheatre of Falcon School, Strovolos
Who benefited:   The Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the family

Lecture and discussion, ““How to bring up children instilling in them optimism, intelligence, certainty and self-confidence”

Organiser: Dino Kids Nursery School, Strovolos
Date: 17 December 2008
Venue: Assembly hall of the said nursery school
Who benefited:  The teaching staff, the children’s parents and guardians as well as friends of the said nursery school

Philanthropic event, “Bazaar, children’s painting competition, musical and dance performances”

Organiser: Gabriella Philippou in collaboration with the Community Board of Geri
Date: 14 December 2008
Venue: Community Hall of the Community Board of Geri
Who benefited:   Child Labour Intervention Prevention and Education (CLIPE), a non-governmental organisation in Kenya, were donated clothing, writing and art materials as well as toys while the Pancyprian Association Friends of Kenya (Nicosia District Committee) were donated the net proceeds from the sale of the entry tickets and the sales of the stalls.

Lecture and discussion, “Illegal substances (drugs), Family and the Child”, under the auspices of the Community Board of Geri

Organiser: Community Board of Geri
Date: 23 November 2008
Venue: Community Hall of the Community Board of Geri
Who benefited: Geri residents

Musical Soiree   

Organiser: Gabriella Philippou
Date: 9 November 2008
Venue: Cultural Centre of the European University Cyprus
Who benefited: Child Labour Intervention Prevention and Education (CLIPE) – Non-governmental organisation based in Kenya

Musical Soiree

Organiser: Gabriella Philippou
Date: 8 November 2008
Venue:  Cultural Centre of the European University Cyprus
Who benefited: Child Labour Intervention Prevention and Education (CLIPE) – Non-governmental organisation based in Kenya

Lecture and discussion “Child’s development focusing on the topics of laying down boundaries, studying, sleep, diet and behaviour”

Organiser:  Felicita Nursery School, Lakatamia, Nicosia
Date: 31 October 2008
Venue: Assembly hall of the said nursery school
Who benefited: Teaching staff, children’s parents and guardians as well as friends of Felicita Nursery School

Lecture and discussion “Child’s development focusing on the topics of laying down boundaries, studying, sleep, diet and behaviour”

Organiser:  The Parents’ Association of Apostolos Loucas Primary School, Strovolos
Date: 22 October 2008
Venue:  Assembly hall of the said school
Who benefited:   Teaching staff, pupils’ parents and guardians

Lecture and discussion, “The difficulties of adolescence and boundary issues”

Organiser:  The Olympion – Private Gymnasium and Lyceum, Paliometoho, Nicosia
Date:  23 March 2008
Venue:  Assembly hall of the said school
Who benefited:   Teaching staff, students’ parents and guardians

Lecture and discussion, “Anorexia nervosa and Bulimia”

Organiser:  Pascal English School, Lakatamia, Nicosia
Date:  20 February 2008
Venue:  Assembly hall of the said school
Who benefited:  Teaching staff and the students of Pascal English School as well as of Pascal Greek School

Lecture and discussion, “Discovering our personality through analysing the Personality Theory of Carl Rogers”, under the auspices of the Students’ and Graduates’ Association of the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM)

Organiser: the Students’ and Graduates’ Association of the Cyprus International Institute of Management
Date: 26 March 2007
Venue: the Cyprus International Institute of Management
Who benefited:  the students and graduates of CIIM

Lecture and discussion, “Intra-familial communication and the problems of adolescence”, under the auspices of the Community Board of Geri

Organiser: Community Board of Geri
Date: 11 March 2007
Venue: Community hall of Geri
Who benefited: Members of the Community Board and the residents of Geri

Lecture and discussion, “Laying down boundaries and intra-familial communication”

Organiser:  The Privilege Nursery School, Aglantzia
Date:9 March 2007
Venue: The assembly hall of the said nursery school
Who benefited:   The teaching staff and the children’s parents and guardians

Lecture and discussion, “Communication within the family and in the work place”

Organiser: Pancyprian Federation of Labour
Date: 20 February 2007
Venue:  Lecture Hall of the said Federation
Who benefited:   The Nicosia staff of the Pancyprian Federation of Labour

Lecture and discussion “Laying down boundaries and communication in the family, with a special focus regards to their toddlers”

Organiser:  Palazzo Nursery School, Aglantzia
Date:  6 February 2007
Venue:  Assembly Hall of the said nursery school
Who benefited:  The teaching staff, the children’s parents and guardians

Lecture and discussion “Smoking, alcohol and illegal substances”

Organiser:   American Academy, Nicosia
Date: 5 February 2007
Venue:  Assembly hall of the said school
Who benefited:   The teaching staff and the students

Lecture and discussion, “What is Psychology” and “Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia with regards to adolescence”

Organiser:  The Olympion – Private Gymnasium and Lyceum, Paliometoho, Nicosia
Date: 1 February 2007
Venue:  Assembly hall of the said school
Who benefited:  The teaching staff and the students

Lecture and discussion, “Eating Disorders – Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia”

Organiser:  English School, Nicosia
Date: 17 November 2006
Venue: Lecture Hall
Who benefited:   the teaching staff and the students

Lecture and discussion, “What we need to know about anxiety and panic attacks – Techniques to handle them”

Organiser: Personnel Department, Bank of Cyprus
Date: 15 November 2006
Venue:  Training and Personnel Development Centre, Bank of Cyprus, Latsia
Who benefited:  Bank of Cyprus personnel

Redecorating and painting ward No. 24 of the Athalassa Mental Hospital, Nicosia

Organiser: Gabriella Philippou helped by a group of volunteers
Date: November – December 2003
Venue: Ward No. 24
Who benefited: Staff and in-patients of the ward

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