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From Malawi to Thessaloniki: the remarkable journey of Grigoris Giannakis
20th April 2018

He had monkeys as pets when he was a child. Elephants wandered through his family plantation on their way to Mozambique. He was raised on stories about lion and crocodile attacks. Such was the youth of Grigoris Giannakis, a third-generation Greek born and raised in the country of Malawi. Currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in Precision Agriculture at Perrotis College, he is staunchly proud of both of his homelands and his unique background.

Before deciding to pursue his degree, Grigoris spent a year helping his father with the family business – a tobacco farm with several hundred acres, and a poultry farm with 34,000 chickens. His year of service inspired him to pursue a degree in Precision Agriculture at Perrotis College. “I continue to be wowed by the methodology, professionalism, and commitment to excellence at this School,” he said, speaking about how fulfilling and rewarding he has found his experience to be.

Grigoris is graduating soon with a BSc degree.  Armed with his solid education from Perrotis College, he eagerly looks forward to returning to Malawi, excited and ready to give back to his local community and his family's farm. 

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