Pratsikeio Primary School and Averofeio High School are the only remaining Greek schools in a city that was established nearly 2,300 years ago by Alexander the Great.
The Greeks of Alexandria have never left, despite the many harsh times and tremendous difficulties they experienced over the centuries.
Today, the Greek community is much smaller than what it was 50 or 100 years ago, but it is still there — reminding everyone that the bonds between Greece and Alexandria are deep.
The two Greek Schools of Alexandria have 20 teachers and 54 students. The blessing for the beginning of the new school year was performed by Narcissus, the Patriarch Commissioner in Alexandria, the Bishop of Accra (Ghana).
The ceremony was also attended by the General Consul of Greece in Alexandria, Mr. Emmanuel Kakavelakis, the new Greek Coordinator of Education for Africa and the Middle East, Mr. Anastasios Anastasiou, as well as the parents and relatives of the students.