Volunteers with experience in education/social work, or volunteers with big motivation and empathy are needed for a project of non formal education with kids-teenagers at a non official shelter (occupied building) in Athens, where more than 200 displaced people are living.
We are a mixed team of professional and non professionals volunteers passionate about education and active pedagogy ( Montessori, Freinet…). Our aim is to support the kids living there to develop their intellectual and interpersonal abilities in a safe and reassuring space and also to facilitate their integration and schooling at the official system of education in Greece.
The program consists on the next subjects: Maths and English, chess/board games, art, and outdoor activities: park, basketball, skate… In the future we would like to do urban gardening and music as well (looking for collaboration)! Providing rules, a schedule and a structure for the kids is a priority for us, but as most of them haven’t been at school for a while (in some cases, never) and the conditions of their living are really difficult, our initiative is a big challenge.
In parallel, we work with the community living at the shelter. We try to support the adults providing information to them or doing accompaniment for health issues or registration of kids at the Greek schools. Understanding the context where we are working and show respect and interest to the community living there is an absolut MUST to work with us.
We need volunteers seriously committed with the idea and with the team, willing to help the project to improve. We will give you support and guidance and you will have the chance to be an active part of it. We are open to new ideas and suggestions, we want to discover yours!
We need people able to commit for 1 month at least. However, if you have experience or a short project to propose to us you will be very welcome!