London: Prince Charles celebrated his charity organisation’s efforts to combat youth unemployment in Greece

Charles, Prince of Wales hosted a reception at Saint James’ Palace in London last Wednesday to celebrate the British charity’s operations founded in his name since 1976. The renowned Prince’s Trust International is an international British charity organisation which aims to improve the quality of life of younger generation people. With a four-decade-long sustained presence in the international charity domain, Prince’s Trust has helped nearly a million people in Britain to educate themselves, hone vocational training skills and enter to the employment market.

The Prince’s Trust International was an extension of the successful charity work of the original organisation and was institutionalised in November 2015 aiming to help young people abroad also reach their potential. As part of its global expansion strategy, the Prince’s Trust opened an office in Athens in April 2017. Since then the charity organisation has initiated several campaigns and employment programmes for young professionals in the age span of 18-30 years old.

Prince Charles hosted the charity event in Saint James last Wednesday to celebrate the participation of the British business community, including several Greek-British and Cypriot-British corporate representatives, who actively contributed to the launching of Prince’s Trust operations in Athens.

The Prince deemed necessary his organisation’s arrival in Greece, to facilitate post-crisis recovery efforts and diminish the country’s greatest problem youth unemployment and underemployment. In his supportive message towards Greece Prince Charles underscored his Greek origins, hailing it as “the land of my grandfather”, and expressed his determination to combat record-high youth unemployment levels, which peaked at 39%, in the midst of financial crisis. The aspiration of the Prince’s Trust office in Greece is to provide employment and educational assistance to more than 2.200 young professionals living in Athens suburbs and other major cities of the country.

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