Culture & Sports
The activities of the Athanasios Ktorides
Foundation aim to make a contribution to Cypriot and Greek education and
1. Granting scholarships to needy pupils and
particularly to enclaved Cypriot pupils.
2. Carrying out special studies for the
evaluation of educational programmes. The production and distribution of
educational videos and CD-ROMs accompanied by printed material.
3. Contributing to the effort to eradicate
violence in sports.
4. Making studies and pilot programmes for the
training of adults. Publications about teaching the Greek language to
In addition, through a systematic and
well-founded approach, the Athanasios Ktorides Foundation focuses its
attention on cultivating and promoting the ideal of “Fair Play” in the
spirit and the soul of young people and the universally recognized
fundamental values it encompasses.
Fair Play is a positive notion. It integrates the
ideals of friendship, dignity, respect for the others, good conduct and
equal opportunities. The Athanasios Ktorides Foundation supports the
idea of “Fair Play” which should be present everywhere in all forms of
sports, regardless of the age of contestants.
The Foundation makes its own contribution by
helping young people develop characters with a profound sense of
communication and cooperation. By providing opportunities and incentives
to develop critical thinking, the Foundation helps the new generation of
athletes and their supporters to develop a keen sense of responsibility
and integrity so that sports and society as a whole can move towards a
On 10 October 2010 the Athanasios Ktorides
Foundation successfully organized the first Marathon in Nicosia called
the “Quantum Nicosia Marathon”, all the proceeds of which were given to
the following charities: “Make a Wish”, the Cyprus Anti-Cancer Society
and the Old People’s Homes of the Nicosia Municipality. Also on the day
of the Marathon, a philanthropic “TELETHON” fair was held at the moat of
the Nicosia Walls, the proceeds of which went to the Cyprus Institute of
Neurology and Genetics.
The 2nd Quantum Nicosia Marathon will take place
on Sunday 9 October 2011.
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