The majority of people who arrived in Greece in 2018 came from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq – thousands of them are children. In an educational program of the NGO „Elix“ in Athens, Marianna-Sofia Matziri, 26, and Alexandra Kamaretsou, 25, teach them. They have shared with agorayouth what it means to deal with trauma, depression and panic attacks on a daily basis.
Agorayouth: Alexandra, tell us a little bit more about the educational program you work for.
Alexandra Kamaretsou: The organisation Elix , which is supported by UNICEF and funded by the European Commission, started the project on quality learning and non-formal education in October 2017. Through the project, we aim to meet the daily educational needs of refugee and immigrant children aged 3-17 years and contribute to their smooth integration into the formal education system in Attica and Greece.