Stelios invites both the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot leaders to attend! A celebration for peace on the island!
The 30 winning bi-communal teams for this year are being announced in advance below to allow a smoother ceremony on the day.
Stelios raises the stakes of the donations for next year to 500k euro going to 50 bi-communal teams for 2016 (previously 300k euro going to 30 teams). Total grants to date 2m euro.
Second Bi-communal cafe to open in North Nicosia in early 2016.
For the first time in the 7 years of this bi-communal charity project working for lasting peace on the island of Cyprus, Stelios has invited the two leaders of the Greek-Cypriot and the Turkish-Cypriot communities to attend. The original date of 30th October was proving difficult as the two leaders had set it as a date for their own official bilateral talks. By moving the date to 26th October we have had indications that Nicos Anastasiades will attend whilst Mustafa Akinci has expressed his support and will aim to attend subject to a last minute overseas trip currently being organized.
The new date is fixed as 11am – 26th October, 2015 at Stelios Philanthropic Foundation Bi-Communal cafe, on the corner of Palias Ilektrikis & Eptanisou 57, in Old Nicosia.
The list of 30 winning bi-communal teams are (in no particular order , each team will get 10k euro ) :
1. Nikos Pissourios – Ugur Sayilir, Kite Surfing
2. Christos Kartsioulis – Ergec Senturk, Worldwide PC Support
3. Vasilis Htisti – Zafer Biler, Joint Restaurant
4. Michalis Michael – Sukran Ozerdem, Married Couple
5. Eleni Melanidou – Kursat Tilki, Bicommunal choir for peace
6. Costas Kafkarides – Yasar Ersoy, Theatre plays
7. Michalis Theodorou – Niyazi Kizilyurek, Publishing house
8. Aydin Mehmet Ali – Konstantinos Konstantinou, Cycling services for people with mobility problems
9. Themistoclis Mantis – Erdinch Ustenler, Gliding group
10. Pieris Hadjipieris – Yakup Engin Tel, restoration of Apostolos Andreas monastery
11. Nicos Vassiliou – Mazlum Kortas, Study the economic aspect of a re-united Cyprus
12. Evren Manner – Christina Demetriades, Bilingual Cartoon film project
13. Charalambos Leonidou – Hasan Ekingen, Lace products
14. Melani Pappas-Lemona – Gozde Pehlivan, Kindergarden
15. Hacer Genc – Panayiotis Constantinou, Catalogue for traditional woven baskets
16. Hakan Djuma-Marios Georgiou-Agapios Agapiou, Solar taxi bike
17. Sophia Sergi – Devrim Celas, Sailing around Cyprus
18. Demos Kinigos – Hasan Hasanbulli, Fish trading
19. Androulla Shati – Samiye Taskin, Recycling at schools North & South
20. Aydin Mehmet Ali – Nicoletta Demetriou, workshops to promote Anglophone literatures in Cyprus and abroad
21. Yiannis Papadikos – Tibel Nidai, Fish trading
22. Tania Matsouka – Nazo Canitez, Rock climbing and Yoga events
23. Anna Argyrou – Gulsen Oztoprak, Educational consultants
24. Tacam Gokboru – Savvas Anastasiou, Cycling camps
25. Antonis Lefconikiatis – Ozfer Ozatay, Photo equipment trading / exhibition event
26. Maria Georgiou – Serife Akman, Bakery / Cafe
27. Dr. Paul Costeas – Ovgu Ince, Karaiskakio & Kemal Saracoglu Foundations
28. Sylia Panayiotidou – Erhan Oze, Online art gallery
29. Harris Galazis – Emre Serdar, Aluminium business
30. Katie Economidou – Dervish Baha, Guided tours island wide
All 110 applicant teams are welcome to attend and are welcome to re-apply for next year.
The ceremony will be attended by invited guests subject to space available and early RSVP.
After the ceremony at around 12 noon on the 26th Stelios will walk from the one bi-communal cafe in the South to a new one under renovation in North Nicosia with media and local dignitaries.
This will be a walk of peace.