No summer break for migrant schoolchildren in Greek camp

A boy follows an English lesson in a container converted into a classroom, at the refugee camp of Skaramangs, south of AthensSkaramangas (Greece) (AFP) – “B for book, C for car…” repeat a dozen six and seven-year-olds in an English class taught by two refugee volunteers in a makeshift classroom at a Greek migrant camp. There will be no summer holidays for these pupils, who have to make up for lost time as Greece prepares plans to educate around 8,500 refugee children, starting in September. The volunteer teachers from Syria, an engineer and a university student, are among about 20 refugees giving lessons to 670 students between the ages of six and 13 at the Skaramangas camp in the suburbs of Athens.

Share this article