Sofia Skleida (Greece)
Sofia Skleida was born in Athens. She is graduate of the Faculty of Filology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has a MA in Pedagogy , a PhD in Comparative Pedagogy and she is also a postdoctoral candidate (Faculty of Theology, University of Athens). He has attended a number of training courses in special education and teaching, and especially in the teaching of literarure. He has also been trained and certified in the Braille by the Center for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind. Her scientific interests involve Teaching, School Psychology, Special Education, Ancient and New Greek Literature. She has worked as a translator in the Greek Embassy in Italy. In the Greek Community of Rome and in other institutions she taught the Greek language in adults as a foreign language. She taught also the Italian language in private institutions and the Greek language in the Italian School of Athens the last years. She has taught the lesson of Judicial Psychology-Psychiatry in the Faculty of Police Officers. She publishes articles in the Greek and international scientific journals, in conference papers and chapters books. She has been awarded for her participation in poetry and literary competitions in Greece and abroad. She has been elected and distinguished as ambassadress of Culture for Greece by the International and Cultural Organization Universum Academy Switzerland (May 2016, Lugano, Switzerland). She is a member of the International Literary Organization Poets of the World, member of the International Literature Competition Universum, member of the Jury at the annual Literature Contest for the poetry and short story of the Cultural Association “Oikopolis” and also a member of the jury of the 1st Panhellenic Literary Competition of Prose, “Kefalos”.
She published her first collection of pοetry (Thessaloniki, 2014) entitled Dream of Oasis, which has been translated and published in Italy in 2017 (won the second prize in an international competition in Milan). A poem of the same collection became a song. Her first Fairy tale entitled Geometrini published in 2016 and her second fairy tale entitled The Kingdom of Joy was published in 2018.Recently were published her second and third collection of poetry entitled Neologisms and Melismos respectively. She is currently publishing two books titled Cappadocian theological references in handwritten verses and The teaching of classical languages in the Italian secondary education.She is a regular member at the Panhellenic Union of Writers.
My holy country
Your children’s nama
Mother of your enemies
Blessed by the charismatic flesh of our God
From the greatness of our Virgin
You are our love
You are filling our hearts with flame
You protect bad patrons
Irresponsible powers that compromise rights
They stamp out your invaluable value
The ancient traditions and customs
Earth of the saints
I praise you
I respect you
I desire you
I bless you!