Hundreds of refugee and migrant children are still out of the education system. With the aim not another year to be missed for these children, METAdrasi started in June the summer education program “Step2School”, under the “Open Schools” program of the City of Athens.
METAdrasi’s specialized educational team prepares refugee and migrant children, 6-17 years-old, who are staying in camps, facilities for unaccompanied minors, apartments and squats, for the next school year. The free of charge non-formal education program includes Greek language classes, mathematics, English, computer science, gymnastics and intercultural activities. It is based on the proposals of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs and the Institute for Educational Policy for the Education of Refugees and Migrants.
There is the possibility for parents/escorts of children to attend Greek and English classes. In addition, German-language courses are offered to children and parents/escorts who are preparing for relocation or family reunification, mainly to Germany.
With great joy, 200 children entered the classes, gained/acquire the first knowledge, played in the courtyard, made friends…