Thanks to all the participants of the Photo Contest Building Resilience for Everyday Life - Focus on Syrians.
«In good time, President Jorge Sampaio decided to establish the "Global Platform for Syrian Students", consolidating Portugal as a host State for the victims of the war, in the vein of our national tradition, committed to upholding the values of humanity, peace and openness to other peoples and cultures.», said National Defense Minister
"It is with great honor that Grupo Elevo joins forces with Dr. Jorge Sampaio and the GP4SYS Platform, especially given our Former President’s prestige and the relevance of this initiative during these trying times for the people of Syria. We strongly believe that the private sector plays a pivotal role in the development of societies in vulnerable states and as such, we are proud to support this global effort”, said Gilberto Silveira Rodrigues.
Já ouviu falar do músico palestino-sírio Aeham Ahmad, que no meio das ruínas de Al Yarmouk, no sul de Damasco, tocava piano para alegrar a vida das crianças sírias? Pois a música tem esse poder, o de fazer renascer a esperança mesmo nas situações mais desesperadas.
“The gesture is very simple: I must decorate President Jorge Sampaio. It’s hard because he has almost all decorations of the country, but it must be – yes of course - because it’s a way of saying thank you. We admire, we love you, but we trust. Your’re there and you’ll be there working together with all those institutions and people for peace, for solidarity, for social justice, for knowledge, for science, for culture, for the future”, said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic
"I am most pleased, honoured and humbled to receive this award for the work accomplished by the Global Platform for Syrian Students over the past 5 years."