Educational center for refugees and migrants

Stakeholder: APOSTOLI
Type of stakeholder: Non Governmental Organizations

Φερών 15, Αθήνα, Ελλάδα

6η Δημοτική Κοινότητα (Bόρειες κεντρικές συνοικίες – Πατήσια, Κυψέλη)

General Information

Population Groups
Refugee / immigrant population
Days / Hours of service
  • Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 18:00
Supported languages
GREEK ENGLISH FARSI TURKISH
Χρηματοδότηση
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)

Description

True to the principle of respect for human dignity, APOSTOLI has taken a number of initiatives to alleviate the plight of refugees. Since 2016, it has been active in the field of education, offering non-formal education programs to refugee children living in refugee accommodation structures and urban centers in mainland Greece, while in Athens operates the Education Center for Children of the World, exercising the right of every child to education.

Responding to the needs of preparation and support of children for the Greek public school, the Education Center for the Children of the World in Athens offers daily from October 2017 the comprehensive non-formal education program “Supporting Refugee Children and Youth’s Resilience Through the Provision of Non-Formal Education and Psychosocial Support” to 132 children aged 6-17 years. Teachers, social service and interpreters-cultural mediators have created a safe and creative environment for children and adolescents.

At the same time, in a logic of integration and integration of the refugee community, the Center offers language and empowerment courses to adults, mostly to parents. More than 45 men and 36 women participate in the daily adult education program. The integration of parents in the educational process is considered crucial for the achievement of both teachers and the goals of integration. By offering a protection network for everyone, we enjoy better results in the educational process.

The training program includes:

  • Greek and English lessons for everyone
  • Supportive teaching to all children who are enrolled and attend public schools
  • Creative work & experiential workshops through painting, construction, board games and electronic applications
  • Development of life skills and social skills (life skills)
  • Psychosocial support for women
  • Personal empowerment of women through sewing, embroidery and quilting programs.

The respective educational programs of APOSTOLI for refugees are supported by international organizations, such as the European Commission, UNICEF, Finn Church Aid, Church of Sweden, Teachers Without Borders, etc.

The program “Supporting Refugee Children and Youth’s Resilience Through the Provision of Non-Formal Education and Psychosocial Support” is implemented with the support of the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC).

Participation/referral information

Information and registration (by appointment only) at 2130882797 or at +306948418056 (WhatsApp) or via email at: [email protected]


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