The “Desmos for Schools” program was strengthened and gained significant exposure thanks to the touching initiative of 10 members of Marriott International. The restaurants and bars of all 10 participating hotels ran a campaign aiming to raise awareness and funds for the “Desmos for Schools” program and support local schools. An additional €1 was charged on top of each tables’ bill, with the customers’ consent, for the support of Desmos and the “Desmos for Schools” program.

For the first summer that this campaign was ran in 2017, the amount of 20.122€ was raised and streamed via Desmos to 9 schools in Athens, Chania, Lasithi, Santorini, Rodos, Leipsous and Pilos. The state-of-the-art electronic and sports equipment and the heating fuel, that we donated to the schools contribute massively to the bettering of the quality of education and school life for 1,300 students! This project has benefited massively all benefiting schools, that were able to better serve their students and local communities, providing them with qualitative education, access to resources that will help them further their skills and broaden their horizons, but also develope after-school activities for the local community, such as volunteer activities, theatrical performances, cultural events, film and documentary screenings etc.

The hotels that participated in this campaign during the summer of 2017 were the following: Grand Bretagne and King George in Athens, Westin Resort Cosa Navarino and The Romanos, A Luxury Collection Resort in Pylos, Blue Palace Resort Elounda and Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection from Lasithi, Crete, Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection from Chania, Crete, Vedema Resort, Santorini and Mistique Santorini from Santorini and Sheraton Rhodes Resort from Rhode.

We are extremely happy to renew this collaboration for a second consecutive year and help transform local communities!