Youth camp excited with Soufli Forest National Park in Thrace, Greece

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Youth camp excited with Soufli Forest National Park in Thrace, GreecePicturesque trails of the Dadia-Lefkimi-Soufli Forest National Park in Thrace, northen Greece

Greek daily Kathimerini recently published the following report of a visit by Happy Village (the youth camp of the Urban Rail Transport company, STASY) to the most picturesque trails of the Dadia-Lefkimi-Soufli Forest National Park in Thrace, northen Greece:

The participants in the five-day excursion were young people aged 16 to 25 undergoing training for their role as team leaders. Being a team leader entails being a good role model and helping youngsters during camp activities, and in doing so, preparing them for the responsibilities of adult life.

A tour of the Silk Museum in the town of Soufli, near the border with Turkey, gave the youngsters plenty of food for thought. “My generation tends to underestimate the industrial history of Greece because it didn’t end very well,” says 20-year-old Stefanos Koufakis, who is a third-year student at the University of Piraeus.

The museum, which presents the history and significance of sericulture and silk manufacturing in the region, as well as the impact of globalization on the industry. “Hopefully the silk industry will be rediscovered,” noted  Stefanos, who is also from Thrace. Stefanos grew up hearing stories from his grandmother, who worked in silk manufacturing in the 1950s and 60s, when the local economy was still powered by the industry. For him, the excursion was also an opportunity to take a break from the rigors of daily life, as he has to work to support himself through school.

Read more here.

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Source: ekathimerini.com

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