Creating a better future for refugee children through education and protection

Tdh’s project in the Epirus region provides refugee children with non-formal education and protection. They therefore look towards a better future.

In Greece, many refugees have been stranded since the closure of the Balkan route. Half of them are children. In the refugee camps, the access to basic needs or school education is limited and their future is uncertain.

To guarantee their inclusion into the formal education system, we will provide refugee children in various locations of the Epirus region (North West Greece) with qualitative non-formal education in partnership with the University of Ioannina and Libraries without borders. Learning spaces are being equipped with toy libraries and innovative educational material. Thanks to these resources, children get age-appropriate education opportunity, benefiting from Greek and other lessons, as well as from play and games activities.

To improve the wellbeing of children having endured trauma, we also provide protection services. Especially unaccompanied children and the most vulnerable families are given individual support to meet their specific needs, including psychosocial, legal and social support and safe shelter solutions.

Terre des hommes’ non-formal education and protection programme, funded by the European Commission, opens the children a door to their future. They are assisted to return to formal education after having lost the access due to war or persecution. In the refugee camps, this most vulnerable generation is therefore protected and safe, looking towards a future with more opportunities.

 

“We have set up new education equipment in Greece: The Ideas Box and KoomBook are both remarkable innovations. They are unique for children because the things they learn have an impact on the entire community.”

Barbara Schack, Director of Development, Libraries without Borders

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