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    ELIX, supported by UNICEF and funded by the European Commission (DG ECHO), began in October 2017 the implementation of an educational program for refugee and immigrant children and their parents in Attica.

    The aim of the program is to provide non-formal education and homework support to underage refugees and migrants as well as their families in order to contribute to their smooth integration into the education system through innovative educational methods.

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    ELIX, within the frame of its educational projects for refugees, organized a parent's educational visit to the exhibition Face Forward ... into my home at the National Museum of Contemporary Art on January 19, 2018.

    This initiative was implemented as part of the project “The Learning for Integration Project: Quality Learning and Non-Formal Education for Refugees and Migrant Children in Greece” supported by UNICEF and DG ECHO.

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    ELIX, supported by UNICEF and funded by the European Commission (DG ECHO), began in october 2017 the implementation of an educational program for refugee and immigrant children and their parents in Attica.

    The aim of the program is to provide non-formal education and homework support to underage refugees and migrants as well as their families in order to contribute to their smooth integration into the education system through innovative educational methods.

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    Psycho-social support through yoga and vocational skills training for refugees in Greece - a project by ELIX in collaboration with Finn Church Aid

    ELIX, in partnership with Finn Church Aid (FCA), has launched the second part of the “Project Yoga” that offers a certified training course to young people to become Yoga instructor.

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    ELIX in partnership with Sky School is offering social entrepreneurship courses in Athens, Greece for young refugee and migrant learners.

    Sky School, a new education initiative for refugee youth, aims to become the first international high school for displaced youth and refugees who have limited access to education because of conflict. It aspires to design a high school diploma program, based on online lessons and on-the-ground learning, which will be internationally recognized and founded on an international curriculum, inspired by the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP).

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    ELIX, supported by UNICEF and funded by the European Commission (DG ECHO), began in October 2017 the implementation of an educational program for refugee and immigrant children and their parents in Attica.

    The project will support refugee integration in schools and is designed to provide day-to-day coverage of the educational needs of children aged 3-17 and daily support for the school study for children aged 6-15.

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    Continuing the successful cooperation with Finn Church Aid (FCA), ELIX is starting the “Project Yoga”, an educational project for locals, refugees and migrants that is promoting non-formal education as a tool towards integration and personal development.

    In October and November 2017, the project is offering a series of Yoga classes for beginners in order to contribute to integration in Greece by bringing together refugees and host community members and enhance the psychosocial and physical wellbeing of the participants.

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    In 2017, ELIX is celebrating 30 years of action. All these years, ELIX has played an active role in the field of volunteering on national and international level. With credibility and responsibility, ELIX, is giving the chance to an always increasing number of young people to participate in voluntary projects abroad and while receiving foreign volunteers to offer their voluntary service in Greece.

    This year, ELIX has the honor to host the 35th Annual General Assembly of the ALLIANCE of European Voluntary Service Organisations, that will be held in Athens from the 1st to the 3rd of November 2017.

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    UN: Every 3 seconds a person is displaced by conflicts from his homeland. The number of refugees in the world due to conflicts increased to 65.6 million in 2016.

    ELIX is participating to the actions for the World Refugee Day, today.

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    A visit to ELIX Learning Centers in Urban Athens was held on Friday 19th and Monday 22nd of May by the Directorate General for the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), Yorgos Kapranis from DG ECHO office in Athens and Nieve O 'Sullivan, Programme Manager from the Emergency Support Inside European Union.

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    The Ambassador of Finland in Greece, Juha Pyykkö, visited one of the four ELIX Learning Centers for refugee children in Attica on Tuesday, May 23rd.

    The Ambassador was informed in relation to the project and the efforts made to help refugee children in Greece access formal education.

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    ELIX successfully implemented the project “Peace Action Week - Making Change Happen” as part of the international Campaign that is coordinated by CCIVS with the title “Raising Voice – Raising Peace”, with the financial support of the Erasmus+ programme.

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    ELIX will participate in the sports and culture event that will take place on May 23rd, at Kaftanzoglio Stadium in Thessaloniki, organized by the Regional Directorate of Education of Central Macedonia and the Coordination Office for Education of Refugees.

    The event embraces the moto «ΠαιΖΟΥΜΕ Μαζί», which means “we play (and live) together”. It is addressed to both refugee children, hosted in camp sites in Central Macedonia, enrolled in Reception Classes for the Education of Refugees, as well as local children enrolled in the morning classes hosted in the same school facilities of primary and secondary education.

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    ELIX will participate in the 5th edition of Thessaloniki’s Festival of Multilingualism and has the pleasure to invite you to celebrate together with other NGOs, unions and local communities, the multiculturalism and multilingualism of the city of Thessaloniki, in order to contribute to the understanding of the dynamism generated by the intersection of cultures.

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    PARTNER:
    ELIX will organize for the sixth consecutive year this type of workcamps. The workcamps aim to support families that encounter difficulties, by providing their children the opportunity to spend a quality summer time at school through creative activities.

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    PARTNER:
    ELIX will organize four workcamps "THIS SUMMER IS OURS" with the support of the company - Hellenic Petroleum - and the Municipalities of Elefsina in Attika and Kordelio-Evosmos in Thessaloniki. The workcamp aims to support children and young people with mental and physical disabilities, by providing them the opportunity to spend a quality summer time through creative activities since it is difficult for this target group to find any activities they could take part in during summer.

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    JOINT PRESS RELEASE

    A celebration becomes a lesson against racial discrimination

    ATHENS, 23 March 2017 - With drawings, games and songs, Greek, refugee and migrant children in downtown Athens celebrated yesterday diversity, inclusiveness and respect, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21 March).

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    From 21st to 26th of February 2017, ELIX will be hosting the Induction seminar in Athens as the first step within the Long Term Training Course (LTTC) of our network ALLIANCE of European Voluntary Service Organisations.

    The Induction Seminar aims at providing young trainees with information and resources on how to design IVS projects as structured methodological and pedagogical tools.

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    ELIX in cooperation with Finn Church Aid (FCA) and Teachers without Borders, and funded by UNICEF and Church of Sweden, has started the implementation of the educational programme addressed to refugee children aged 3-17, who are staying in the regions of Attica and Central Macedonia. The programme will last until June 2017.

    The aim is to provide quality, non-formal education, to enhance psychosocial well-being and positive integration. Read the Press Release.

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    ELIX in cooperation with Finn Church Aid (FCA) and Church of Sweden, and funded by UNICEF, has started the implementation of an educational programme addressed to refugee children aged 3-17, who are staying in the regions of Attica and Central Macedonia.

    In Attica the programme takes place at the Eleonas camp site and other urban buildings, which function as educational centers, while in Central Macedonia at the camp sites of Derveni (Alexyl) and Kavallari (Sinatex).

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