Education propels refugee and migrant children to excel in Greece
UNICEF/Greece 2018/Leonidas Papadopoulos
Approximately 25,000 refugee and migrant children are currently living in Greece. The vast majority have fled conflict, extreme poverty and exploitation in search of safety and basic rights, such as the right to an education.
Currently, 65 per cent of refugee and migrant children in Greece are enrolled in school. Most of the out-of-school children are on the Greek islands in overcrowded reception centres waiting to be transferred to the mainland.
Earlier this month, UNICEF and the European Commission launched a new public awareness campaign in Greece called “Together, for all children” to raise awareness on the importance of ensuring all children can go to school – and to show that with simple support, refugee and migrant children are excelling.
Meet the four children who, with a little support, are excelling in their new environments.