During a 2007 trip to Kenya, American entrepreneur Kenton Lee noticed a young girl wearing shoes so small that she had cut open the front of the shoes to let her toes stick out. That was the day he was inspired to create The Shoe That Grows — a shoe that grows five sizes and lasts for years.
Since then, Lee’s nonprofit, Because International, has distributed 180,000 pairs of shoes to children in more than 95 countries. The organization recently started producing shoes in Ethiopia and plans to open facilities in Haiti and Kenya.
U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman Thomas Imhoff participated with Greek NGO Faros in a Service International Summer Leadership program, which is a Naval Academy initiative that encourages Midshipmen to design and implement their own creative and impactful international service projects. Midshipman Imhoff is a mechanical engineering student focused on sustainable structures and is researching and designing a new style of “gridshell” structure that has potential use for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, in particular for semi-permanent structures in refugee camps.
U.S. Embassy Athens proudly collaborated with The American College of Thessaloniki – Anatolia College, Deree - The American College of Greece Events, and Perrotis College – American Farm School, to provide higher education scholarships to 141 refugees in Athens and Thessaloniki.
The archive of Greek poet and lyricist Nikos Gatsos has found a permanent home at Harvard Library. The acquisition is a key addition to the Library’s collections in Greek literature and civilization and will be made available to students and scholars around the world.
The biggest event for the world’s most popular sport is going to get bigger. Three countries — the United States, Mexico and Canada — won a “United Bid” to host the first expanded World Cup tournament in 2026.
Students from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki created a “smart” application which “decodes” the crying of babies. This application got them qualified for the World Microsoft’s contest Final “Imagine Cup 2018”, which will be held at the end of July in Seatle, USA. The app iCry2Talk was developed at the Biomedical Signal Processing Laboratory of the Engineering Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (AUT), under the supervision of Professor Leontius Hadjileontiadis, and promises to free many parents’ hands.
Dr. Nassis is aware of the IoT revolution (Internet of Things) since 2008 he founded Netronix, one of the industry's leaders. The platform he has developed and the innovative solutions based on it have been utilized in products and services by 300 external partners in areas such as environmental monitoring, fleet monitoring and many more.