Action for Education
Action for Education is an independent, grassroots organization founded in the UK and Greece in 2017. We develop and support projects that aim to remove the barriers to education for displaced communities. From early 2019, we’re launching a new Youth Centre project on Samos as an emergency response to the desperate condition of refugees on the island – a critical bottleneck on the road of flight to Europe.
AFE pursues two main goals with this project: first, we offer an essential safe space to the children and youth, in which they can rediscover a piece of childhood. Careful guidance in learning, playing and communal activities build resilience and develop peace-building mechanisms, an opportunity they are ill-afforded in the harsh, tense and frequently violent conditions in the camps. Second, we help students develop language and concentration as well as motor and cognitive skills through curricula of English, languages and projects, which also stimulate imagination and let students and participants explore their own interests old and new.
Key responsibilities of the job include:
Your set of skills:
Volunteers are responsible for covering transport costs to and from the island. Shared accommodation is provided in our volunteer flat, though we each contribute a small amount (€20) to shared apartment pot every week to cover some of the flat costs and to purchase communal food.
To apply, please fill in the Expression of Interest form found at www.actionforeducation.co.uk/volunteer
Minimum commitment: 6 weeks