In line with METAdrasi’s long-standing belief that Greek language aquisition is essential for integration to society, we inaugurated, on the 13th of January, classes at the newly established HELIOS Integration Learning Centre in Tavros. The first students have already enrolled in the ILC, showing their enthusiasm and dedication every day. They attend intensive Greek classes led by experienced language educators and soft skills classes which include Cultural Orientation, Job Readiness and Life Skills components facilitated by METAdrasi’s partner the International Rescue Committee. Parents with children ages 2-7 are welcome to leave their children at the ILC’s recreational space for the duration of their classes.
The HELIOS project aims to support beneficiaries of international protection to integrate into Greek society offering a variety of services promoting independent living including rental subsidies, integration courses and employability support.
HELIOS’ Integration Learning Center (ILC) is operated by METAdrasi with the cooperation of IOM Greece and the support of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund of the European Union.