American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease was very interested in education and worked hard for the establishments of schools in Cyprus:
Last week a merchant of Nicosia sent to Mr Pierides for 30 copies of our small geographies for their Hellenic School. This is considered by Mr Pierides as highly favourable, since the teacher has been opposed to our books. This week the deacon who teaches the Lancastrian school has sent for slates, reading lessons etc. for his school. Thus, it appears quite evident that the Archbishop, at the present time at least, is favourable to our books etc. Today we have had a business meeting, and have resolved that it is about time to commence the high school, that it is necessary to consult the missionaries in Smyrna, Constantinople and Greece relative to the manners etc. and that I go as soon as possible for this purpose, to secure books etc.