The Schoolhouse – a cultural center, a place for learning, sports and recreation

Malevos* has begun a new effort to transform the schoolhouse into a multi-purpose space: a cultural center, a place for learning, sports and recreation. This ambitious venture is another part of our strategy for Vassara – our aim is to reverse the decay and decline which has plagued our village for over half a century. It is a part of “an effort which will create such circumstances that will reverse the path of regression and bring hope for the future” as was outlined in our program. Similar endeavors will follow, so stay tuned!

Panoramic photo by G. Zacharopoulou (Oct 20, 2013) shows the school complex in its current state.  A new multi-purpose court can be seen in front of the school (basketball/tennis/volleyball) – a project that has kept us busy (and talking!) and will continue to feature in our discussions during the coming days…

Panoramic photo by G. Zacharopoulou (Oct 20, 2013) shows the school complex in its current state. A new multi-purpose court can be seen in front of the school (basketball/tennis/volleyball) – a project that has taken up alot of our time and will continue to do so during the coming days…

On November 13, 2013, after submitting the appropriate application to the Town of Sparti (Δήμος Σπάρτης) the local, 3-member community council of Vassara has decided, by majority vote, to grant Malevos (a non-profit civil organization) the use of the schoolhouse and its surrounding land. Voting in favor of this motion was president G. Meletis and council member G. Pappas. Voting against this motion was council member Andreas Galanis.

The issue was discussed by the local community council of Vassara after the application by Malevos was made to the Town of Sparti, regarding the use of the school as a cultural center, place of learning, sports and recreation.

The application by Malevos was as follows:

To the Mayor of Sparti:

As you may know, since the summer of 2013 and even before that, we have begun a great effort to maintain and upgrade the former Elementary School of Vassara and its surrounding property.

This is an effort which the members of Malevos have undertaken on a volunteer basis – donating their time and using their own money to fund the project. It is noteworthy to mention that the funding has come to a considerable amount.

Today, we (Malevos) request that the Town of Sparti grants us the use of the school and its surrounding property so as to transform it into a multi-purpose space: a cultural center, a place for learning, sports and recreation – for the citizens of Vassara and the surrounding area.

Malevos has already begun a fund-raising drive and has received donations from friends, members, and sponsors. We believe, that with your help, we can transform the space into an oasis of knowledge, art and quality recreation that will not only be advantageous for Vassara, but for the entire district.

We offer our appreciation to you and the entire town council in advance for your assistance.

Sincerely,

Giorgos Meletis,

Administrator of Malevos, non-profit civil organization

and

President of the Local Community of Vassaras

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(an exact copy of the application can be seen by clicking the following link)

https://vassaras.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/sxoleio-aitisiparaxwrisis1.jpg

*To read more about Malevos clickhere.

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