Paphos, CY: Aris was a guest speaker at an event organized by the Cypriot Ministry of Education's Paphos Regional Office for Secondary Education, in collaboration with the Youth Board of Cyprus, entitled Inspiring Stories, earlier this week.
The event, which took place on December 7, 2022, at the Attikon Multicultural Space in Paphos, brought together six established personalities from different fields to share their journeys and help inspire high school students preparing to make important career choices. Aris talked about his own musical journey, from student to professional, the challenges facing the music industry in Cyprus today, and his views on the future.
"I feel so happy and honored to have been given the opportunity to share my story with these lovely students"
When asked about his experience, after his presentation, Aris mentioned, "... I feel so happy and honored to have been given the opportunity to share my story with these lovely students - they were a great audience! I also felt inspired, being in the presence of some very amazing human beings, my co-speakers, who have achieved so many phenomenal things in their fields. This was such an incredible event! Seriously, the organizers deserve many congratulations. A big thank you to the Paphos Regional Office for Secondary Education and to the Youth Board of Cyprus for inviting me, and a big thank you to Ms. Chrysanthi Chrysostomou and Ms. Doxia Mina for their hard work in putting this together!"
Aris was part of an incredible panel of inspiring individuals which included star stand-up comedian and T.V./Radio host Louis Patsalides, who also moderated the event; social innovator and researcher Panayiota Polykarpou; Deputy Marketing Manager of KEAN, Maria Odysseos; Cyprus Road Safety Ambassador and "Woman of the Year 2021" (Madame Figaro) awardee, Rafaela Miltiadous; and business entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Capacitor Partners, Michael Tyrimos. Following the speakers' presentations, there was a question-and-answer segment where students had the opportunity to directly converse with the panel.
The event was part of the European Year of Youth 2022 program.