The first orphanage to be built by the British and Canadian "Save the Children" organization, was opened Nov. 21, at Helliniko, near Athens, by Princess Irene of Greece.
"British and Canadian Save the Children" car.
Canadian, Greek and English flags at the Orphanage.
General view of the "Kindergarten" of the orphanage with the children in their small tables.
Various shots of poor and destitute boys and girls seen waiting for their milk portion, playing with small toys offered to them by donators.
Princess Irene of Greece arrive at the Orphanage to attend the opening ceremony on behalf of her mother, Queen Frederika. She is welcomed by Canadian Ambassador to Greece McGreer, British Charge d'Affaires, Mr. Curle and Save the Children Official Mrs. Pat Miller.
Princess Irene enters from the garden of the Orphanage.
Princess Irene attends the blessing of the Orphanage by two Orthodox priests....
...who conduct the religious service and blessed the British and Canadian donors.
The customary blessing of the building and the attendance; Princess Irene kisses the Holy Cross.
Sitting at the court-yard from left to right: Mrs. and Mr. McGreer, Princess Irene, the Lady-in-Waiving of the Princess, Mr. and Mrs. Curle.
Canadian Ambassador to Greece McGreer hands over officially the Orphanage and thanks the Queen for Her help in the accomplishment of "Save the Children" Organization task.
Princess Irene is now cutting band and opens the Orphanage.
(AN INDOOR SHOT) Mrs Miller of the "Save the Children" Organization explains to the Princess the "mechanism" of the Orphanage.
General view of the Orphanage building and the attendance.
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Background: The first orphanage to be built by the British and Canadian "Save the Children" organization, was opened Nov. 21, at Helliniko, near Athens, by Princess Irene of Greece. On behalf of her mother, Queen Frederika, Princess Irene officially received the Orphanage, from Canadian Ambassador to Greece, Mr. McGreer and British Charge d'Affaires, Mr. Curle.
Helped by money from Queen Frederika's own funds, the Organization has not only built, but will finance the new orphanage. Fifty youngsters from needy families will be housed there.
Experienced teachers will look after the girls and boys during meal, recreation and lesson times.