A new school year began this week, with ELIX presenting an annual review of the implementation of the project "Learning for Education: Quality learning and non-formal education for children, refugee and migrants, in Attica" that we implement with the support of UNICEF and funded by DG ECHO, for the period 2017-2018.
More specifically, the report highlights the participation of children and their parents in the program that was implemented in 6 learning centers in Attica, including two in the camps of Eleonas and Skaramangas respectively, between November 2017 and August 2018.
A total of 2,131 children, aged 3-17, were enrolled in the program (1,236 (58%) boys and 895 (42%) girls). At the same time, 320 adults (158 (49.4%) men, 162 (50.6% women) benefited from our classes, for parents and guardians that their children attend our program.
The beneficiaries of the "Learning for Integration" project came from 34 different nationalities with 12 different mother tongues, while more than 15,000 hours of classes (Greek & Mathematics and English) were offered to children and 1,162 hourly classes to their parents.
An important qualitative element of the program is its consistent monitoring, as 1,573 (73.8%) children out of the total (2,131) attended an average of 61% of the hourly lessons offered to them.
Also, an important result of the program is that 800 (37.5%) children who attended our program (out of 2,131) were enrolled in public schools, almost twice as high as the national average.
The implementation of the program was supported by 63 teachers, 3 social workers and one psychologist.
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