Parimatch comes closer to many people in need with its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) projects. The company contributed to society with the innovative project “Let's Hippo” by adopting a symbolic hippopotamus from Africa.
With works, PariMatch comes close to people who need help and support, contributing this time to the innovative and artistic project Let's Hippo, symbolically adopting a hippopotamus from Africa. This charity event of Parimatch falls under the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) program of the company, aiming to take initiatives that improve the environmental and social well-being of our country. Parimatch is close to children because, through this project, which is under the umbrella of "I'm Cooking and Offering" Wisdom for Children, she offers lunch at all-day primary schools in Cyprus.
On June 27, 2018, Parimatch adopted her collectible hippopotamus artwork at the event that took place at the Presidential Palace, under the auspices of the President of the Republic and Ms. Anastasiades. This work, which was created by the Cypriot artist Panagiotis Michail, was adopted by Parimatch for the sum of 5000 euros, enhancing the work and services of Sofia for the Children.
According to Panayotis Michael, collaboration is a practice he often used in his work as an artist and a tool of his teaching. So, his desire to work with students dealing with the subject of art was the beginning of the idea of the "Observer" project, as it was called the hippopotamus adopted by Parimatch. The artist continues to describe the work further, explaining how he invited students of the White Arts Workshop to make every one of them the Hippo portrait, using the style they wanted and approaching the concept of the portrait in their way. The resulting result is fifteen amazing portraits, placed on the wall (in three rows of five), with Parimatch's Hippo "Observer", as it is called, standing up against them and observing them.
This work, although given by lot at Parimatch, could not have been a better choice. Not just a matter of artistic nature, because all the jobs are equally remarkable, but above all by the cooperation message it leaves, a significant value for Parimatch. This fiberglass hippopotamus gets soul and love from the children who participated in their artworks and was informed about the program creatively.
The children who participated in the creation of the Hippo are: Panagiotis Michail in collaboration with Marios Toufexis, Leda Georgia Kerkidou, Emiliana Pourkou, Maria Moutafidou, Zoi Lambrou, Myrias Panagiotidis, Lamprianna Ioannou.