Since the debt crisis in Greece, children have had to deal with school closings and overcrowded classrooms. More than 1,000 schools have closed since 2011 and education spending has been reduced by 45%.
Now, the NGO The Smile of the Child in partnership with HealRWorld, Geometry Global Hong Kong and Geometry Global Moscow are launching a pro bono awareness campaign to assist these schoolchildren.
Launched in five languages globally, the Word Debt platform is linked to Facebook and Twitter and notifies users how many words from their social media posts are of Greek origin. The platform provides users with the original Greek word and gives them the option to donate 0.10€ per word to "The Smile of the Child."
The initiative is supported with social media outreach and through influencers like actress Nia Vardalos.