A particular effort is being made to support children with special educational needs, so as to prevent their exclusion from education. As Konstantinos Karakouzidis, METAdrasi’s Education Officer in Lesvos says: “We have referred cases of children with special needs, in order for them to integrate into an appropriate educational framework, as soon as possible”.
“METAdrasi’s purpose is to put emphasis on children’s education outside the hotspots and the mainland’s camps, so as to enable their smooth integration into the official school system” stresses METAdrasi’s president Lora Pappa.
Inside his new classroom, 8-year-old Samir from Syria is playing with his new friends, waiting for the lesson to start. “I am glad that finally I have notebooks and pencils and that I am learning to write”, he tells us, and continues: “Greek is difficult, but my teachers are great and they help me. Mathematics seems like a game!”