The J. F. Costopoulos Foundation provides support on an annual basis to the Efstathia J. Costopoulos Foundation for the “Yiayia’s Garden” kindergarten and nursery school which has been operating in Kalamata since 1994. “Yiayia’s Garden” provides free tuition to approximately sixty children aged 3 to 5, mostly from families of limited means and/or with mental and social problems.

In 2020 and 2021 all schools in the country were faced with the unprecedented situation of lockdowns imposed in order to curb the spread of COVID19. As a result, the nursery school’s activities were restricted and carried out in line with protection measures, being mostly educational and artistic events within the schools or walks in nature or in open-air urban places.