Digital learning empowering teenage refugee girls in Greece
UNICEF and the Akelius Foundation teamed up to provide digital learning opportunities for refugee and migrant youth in Greece during COVID-19
“I would like to become a lawyer so I can help people” says 16-year-old Nila from Afghanistan who has been living in Athens, Greece for the past 3 years with her mother and two younger brothers. Nila and her siblings attend non-formal education classes at a UNICEF-supported learning center in urban Athens, where hundreds of refugee and migrant children and youth receive daily language and homework support.
For Nila and for thousands of uprooted refugee and migrant girls in Greece and across Europe, ensuring continuous access to quality education empowers them to achieve their goals and become changemakers for their generation and communities.
During the COVID19 lockdown in Greece, UNICEF, in collaboration with the Akelius Foundation, provided more than 6,500 school-aged refugee and migrant children with access to digital learning that allowed them to continue their education and language learning in a remote modality.
Watch Nila’s video to learn more about her life in Athens and how the Akelius Digital Language Course is empowering her to reach her dreams.