The unaccompanied children residing at METAdrasi’s Transit Accommodation Facility in Samos, together with students of the 1st primary school and the 1st high school of the island, took the initiative to organise a football match, one of their favourite activities that they had missed so much during the time of the lockdown.
So, they set an appointment for an afternoon and after exchanging names and greetings with a touch of elbows (due to the coronavirus), the referee blew the whistle to start the game!
Passes, dribbles, moves and tricks kept the little footballers’ adrenaline high. And as the goals began to come the one after the other the children’s faces began to light up with their smiles. The final score was 6-1 in favour of the shelter’s team, but everyone had so much fun that they decided to establish these friendly matches. And now, with great enthusiasm, the unaccompanied children meet with their new friends at regular intervals to compete in their favourite sport.
METAdrasi’s Transit Accommodation Facilities in Chios and Samos are funded by EEA Grants in the framework of the Asylum and Migration programme.