"Junior Captain" Project
The project "Junior Captain", starting for the first time in October 2011, is offered by "Maria Tsakos" Foundation to youngsters aged between 8 and 15 years. In this workshop, taking place each Saturday for 12 weeks, the children are given the opportunity to learn everything concerning the sea, navigation and shipping. The lessons are held by experts and professors who are well-known in Greece. A unique thing about the workshop is that the lessons are held on the foundation's own sailing yacht, which is equipped with a flat screen monitor, a projector and a white screen, to present the subjects as attractive for the children as possible.
Especially on an island like Chios, which is strongly involved into shipping, many children were very interested in taking part at this project. During all of the lessons, the children were taking active part by asking questions or answering the lecturers' questions. At the end of the project, the children even received a certificate which confirmed their successful participation and which was making them to a "Junior Captain"!