Responding to the acute need for education activities for children living in camps and hotspots on the frontier islands, METAdrasi, set up three dedicated learning centres in January 2018 to offer structured education and recreational activities.
In this context, METAdrasi operates two non-formal Education Centers in Lesvos, for children residing in Kara Tepe and Moria, as well as one in Chios, for children living in VIAL, in dedicated spaces outside the hotspots, so as to enable their smooth integration into the official school system.
The non-formal Education Centers in Kara Tepe and Chios operate Monday to Friday, 08.00-16.00 and deliver Greek, Mathematics and English lessons, following a Programme of Studies and with specialized curricular materials that respond to the particular needs of children living in these conditions.
METAdrasi also operates a Child Friendly Space in Kara Tepe, where children have the opportunity to play safely and participate in activities, before and/or after their lessons.
More than 450 school age children benefit on a daily basis from these activities, which are implemented with the support of UNHCR.