Save the Children Opens School for Refugees on Leros

Friday, February 17th, 2017
Last Update: 12:51

A new educational facility called “LEDU” was opened on the island of Leros on Thursday, aiming to help around 170 refugee children integrate smoothly in Greek schools and continue their education.

The school, located in the area of Lepida, will welcome children aged six to 18 in three classrooms, where pupils will be taught Greek, English, mathematics, geography, computers and art. They will be taught by Greek teachers and personnel from the charity organization Save the Children.

The school teaches around 80 students per day, to accommodate all the refugees enlisted in the program.

“With LEDU we strengthen the educational process of children and help them integrate in the educational system, after a long and arduous period away from classrooms,” said Andreas Ring, Save the Children’s Greece Humanitarian Representative.

The creation and operational costs of “LEDU” are covered by the European Union and the UNHCR, while the operation and organization of the school is managed by Save the Children.

Source: ANA-MPA

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