Action For Education (AFE) is an independent, grassroots organisation founded in the UK and Greece in 2017 to develop projects that build pathways back into education for displaced communities. Through a unique methodology developed over the last year and half, we challenge traditional methods of how emergency education can be carried out in humanitarian contexts.
AFE strives to demonstrate the power of grassroots actions and how civil society can inspire change. The core team has extensive experience working in this specific humanitarian educational context having developed and managed Refugee Education Chios for over two years.
Since July 2018, we've also launched programmes in Athens, where we run the non-formal education programme, part of Action for Women's Halycon Days Centre. This education pillar is part of a holistic space that also supports female asylum seekers through a livelihoods and protection programme.
From late January 2019, AFE are also building a new project on Samos Island, responding to the huge need for solidarity at Vathy Camp.