About the organization

historical Information

The Real estate Management Organization VAKOUF of Kos was founded with the Decree 12/2-5-1929 issued by the Italian Governor of the Aegean islands, which continued to be of legal standing even after the Dodecanese Islands were annexed to Greece, as per the decree 19/29-4-1947 issued by the Military Commander of the Dodecanese, ratified by the 34rd Resolution of the first Revisionary Parliament of the Greeks.

The organization is still active nowadays pursuant to Article 13 of the Introductory Law of the Civil Code and after the introduction of the latter in the Dodecanese on 30-12-1947.

The organization’s council comprises of 5 members, all muslim Greek nationals. The organization owns all muslim places of worship as well as muslim cemeteries on the island of Kos.

OUR GOALS

Our goals for the future and permanent policies regarding our community.

Historical sites

Restoration of the 3 places of worship.

Renovation

Renovation of the apartment in Platani square, formerly leased by the Cultural Educational Association “THE BROTHERHOOD” of the Muslim community of Kos.

Donation

Donation of necessary materials to the local hospital to the value of 200 euros per month.

Accommodation

Purchase of property in Athens for the accommodation of members of our community who travel there for health reasons.

Academic scholarships

Academic scholarships given to the top performers in the Panhellenic examinations for University attendance.

Completion

Completion of the construction of 4 apartments in Platani.

Financial aid

Meaningful financial assistance provided to families in need towards the education of their children.

VAKOUF of Kos is an organization founded to provide assistance to those in need. We will continue towards that direction and try to help the weaker members of our community, irrespective of their religious orientation.

Elvan Kotzaoglan, VAKOUF of Kos chairperson