The new school year has begun and the need for teachers to communicate with refugee and migrant children is always a great challenge.
Having a deep knowledge of the difficulties faced by students who do not know the Greek language, but also their teachers, METAdrasi created in 2016 the Multilingual Support Guide ENTAXEI, a “tool” that proved to be extremely successful in practice: every year this time hundreds of teachers and school principals from all over Greece contact METAdrasi in order to receive copies. Seeing the response and realising the needs, METAdrasi proceeded in 2018 in the creation of the continuation of ENTAXEI, ENTAXEI 2, a guide aimed at children and adults who already have basic communication skills in the Greek language.
We are proud to see the requests from schools and institutions all over Greece for the Guides to multiply from one year to the next. And we are always happy to receive thank you letters and messages like the following from a school in the city of Volos: “We take this opportunity to ask you, if you have any copies of the book ENTAXEI to send us since this is the basic textbook we use to teach the Greek language in our school.”
METAdrasi created ENTAXEI with its own resources, within the framework of actions it develops to support the social and educational integration of refugees and migrants. To date, more than 25,000 copies of the ENTAXEI Multilingual Support Guides have been distributed, with the cost of reprinting being supported by Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung, which was the first organization to support us in this effort, and then the EU Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid – ECHO, Latter-day Saint Charities and this year, UNICEF Greece.