“I am lucky to be here and have the opportunity to build my future”, states Anita. The 17-year-old girl loves sports and attends Tae Kwon Do lessons daily. At the same time, she studies intensively for school, with the aim of succeeding in the field of genetics. “It is important to predict the emergence of diseases, in order to protect people”, she adds.
Naya, on the other hand, has an artistic temperament, she is very creative, likes to draw and design and dreams of becoming a graphic designer. As a student, she is particularly diligent. For a school project, she drew education “as a big shinning sun that never fades”.
Anita and Naya live in the first apartment for girls that was created within the framework of METAdrasi’s activity “Supported Independent Living for Unaccompanied Minors” (SIL), which offers to beneficiaries, aged 16-18, an innovative support model, aiming at a smooth transition to adulthood and their integration into Greek society.
METAdrasi’s activity “Supported Independent Living for Unaccompanied Minors” started in January 2018, with valuable support and funding of UNICEF and the important contribution of the Public Prosecutors for unaccompanied minors, METAdrasi’s Guardianship Network for Unaccompanied Minors, as well as with the cooperation of the National Center for Social Solidarity (EKKA).
Read Kathimerini’s article in Greek here.
Read the press release here.