The Foundation for the Child and the Family

In 1997, Mrs. Vardinoyannis founded the “Foundation for the Child and the Family” for the protection of children’s rights and the building of a better future for the children of the world. The Foundation is a Non Governmental Organisation (N.G.O.) with a Special Consultative Status at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations Organisation.  In 2012, the Foundation was renamed as “Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation” in order to expand its activities in accordance with timely humanitarian and social issues that affect not only childhood but society in general. 

The Foundation organizes meetings, conferences and lectures, on topics related to education,

Opening of the Bone Marrow Donor Bank “Orama Elpidas”

On the 20th of March 2014, at the Children’s Oncology Unit “Marianna V. Vardinoyannis-ELPIDA”, the official opening of the Bone Marrow Donor Bank “ORAMA ELPIDAS” was held in the presence of representatives of the Church, the State, the diplomatic world, the scientific community, members of the Association of Friends of Children with cancer “ELPIDA”, friends and supporters of the Association.


First workshop on the protection of civilians during armed conflicts in Paris

Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis along with various prominent personalities, who fight for Peace, participated in a workshop of experts with the topic: “Civilians’ security during armed conflicts” which was held in Paris, in September 2006.

This meeting was yet one more initiative of H.E. Mrs Suzanne Mubarak, President of “The Suzanne Mubarak Women’s International Peace Movement” aiming at the investigation of the deficiency of the worldwide peace organisations and international humanistic regulations to adequately protect the civilians as well as finding out efficient solutions towards their empowerment.

The issues that concerned the delegates were the following:

Charity gala for the fight against drugs

Prominent personalities from all over the world, invited by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden, founder and President of the Mentor Foundation, declared their vigorous decision to impede the spread of drugs and their will to protect the children and the young people from the threat of drugs, with their presence in the charity gala of the Mentor Foundation. […]