INTERNATIONAL TEACHER’S DAY_“What I wish for my students is to never stop trying and never feel alone”

Maria Ninou, teacher, Integration Learning Center, Ioannina  Αt the other end of the telephone, Maria Ninou, language teacher, talks about the Greek lessons she gives to recognized adult refugees, at SolidarityNow’s Integration Learning Center (ILC) in Ioannina. “I will not talk about the course context” she tells us at the beginning of our discussion; indeed she […]

INTERNATIONAL TEACHER’S DAY_“What I try to convey to my students from all over the world is my love for learning”

Emmanouela, teacher, Integration Learning Center, Athens She has just finished her course at the “HELIOS” Integration Learning Center* in Athens, and during her break she is happy to talk about her work and experience in this program, which in her opinion is indeed “a second sun”** for its beneficiaries. Emmanuela is a language professor who […]

INTERNATIONAL TEACHER’S DAY_”Education will help them have a better life”

INTERNATIONAL TEACHER’S DAY_5 OCTOBER #education=integration “Education will help them have a better life” Chrysa Zizopoulou, teacher, Integration Learning Center, Thessaloniki In one of the classrooms of SolidarityNow’s Integration Learning Center (ILC) in Thessaloniki, 33-year-old Chryssa Zizopoulou, language professor, teaches Greek to recognized adult refugees. Due to the pandemic the number of students in the class is […]

A story about World Refugee Day_“I will never stop trying for having my Own Home”

The 42-year-old from Togo has faced many challenges in her life since she was a child. Today in Greece she must face another one; the one that derives from the new ministerial decision regarding the housing of the recognized refugees in the country. Palanga and her son are among the recognized refugees who had to […]

A story about World Refugee Day_”They have Dreams and they want their Home!”

Trying to find a house was a quite difficult process due to racism and high rents According to a ministerial decision, people who have been recognized as refugees in our country and lived in accommodation structures – apartments, hostels, open structures – had to leave their homes by the end of May. Those who are […]