The unaccompanied children hosted in our Accommodation Facilities in Samos, Chios and Athens had been anticipating their return to school. In the past couple of days they prepared their bags, their pens and pencils and they chose the clothes they would wear on the first day.
Early in the morning they got ready and asked the staff impatiently what time they would go to school. A new school year, with new courses, new teachers, new friendships and experiences, opened up in front of them and our children were looking forward to experiencing it.
And the school bell finally rang and immediately all their anxiety was dispelled and only excitement remained. Their teachers greeted them with smiles. Their old classmates were there and the new classmates immediately became their friends, in the magical way that only children know how to make friendships.
We wish them all to have a wonderful school year and we hope that very soon the integration classes will open for the students of the Gymnasium and Lyceum, so that all our children can go to school and have similar experiences.
METAdrasi’s Transit Accommodation Facilities in Chios and Samos are funded since June 2020 by EEA Grants in the framework of the Asylum and Migration programme.
Since 1/6/2021 METAdrasi’s Transit Accommodation Facility in Athens is funded under the HOME/2020/AMIF/AG/EMAS/0132 financing agreement with the European Commission for the program “Reinforcing the UAM Reception and Accommodation System in Greece”.