05 December 2003
Young volunteers, a youth-led volunteer-involving organization led International Volunteer Day celebration in Cyprus.
The event started on 5 December with the volunteers, mostly school children, signing Christmas carols to the Nicosia Rotary Club. The children then proceeded to sing for the cancer patients at the Afodafnousa Center in the capital Nicosia.
On 16 December, First Lady Photini Papadopoulou and the Mayor of Nicosia, Mr. Zambelas led the lightning of the wooden Christmas tree at the Elefterias Square at the centre of the capital. The tree was decorated with messages of hope, love, peace from elementary school children around the country.