Following an initiative by volunteers of METAdrasi’s Non-Formal Education Center in Mytilene, our students had the opportunity to meet and share experiences with students from primary schools in Vrisa, Lesvos and the Canary Islands.
Our students, who reside in Moria camp and are daily transported to METAdrasi’s school in Mytilene, in order to attend Greek, mathematics and English lessons, had exchanged letters with the students from Vrisa, who, having seen their village destroyed by the devastating earthquake of 2017, had also experienced the feeling of losing their homes.
All the children visited the Teriade Museum and took part in activities that helped them familiarize with the exhibits and works of art. Afterwards, at our Education Center, the students from the three schools exchanged opinions, shared a special lunch with flavours from Iran and Afghanistan and played volleyball in the yard.
More than 450 school age children benefit on a daily basis from the activities of METAdrasi’s Non-Formal Education Centers in Lesvos and in Chios, that are being implemented with the support of UNHCR and co-funding by the European Commission.