Briefings on Volunteer Program “School Project”

As part of our School’s objective to offer a broad-based educational experience to its students, the College, in partnership with NGO “The HOME Project,” is implementing the “SCHOOL Project” for unaccompanied refugee minors. The College is offering the program for a second consecutive year.

 

Children of “The HOME Project” attend classes in Modern Greek, English, Mathematics, Fine Arts, Theater and Physical Education on Saturdays.  These courses are taught by volunteer teachers from our School.  College students also volunteer their time and play an equally important role as mentors, guiding and assisting their peers, the HOME Project children.

Briefing sessions about the Program were presented by Mr. Vasilis Michailidis, Chief of Staff of “The HOME Project,” to Junior High School 9th graders and all High School and IBDP students in order to interest them in actively participating. Similar briefings were given to Elementary School 5th and 6th grade who will be participating in the program for the first time this year.

Two High School students - one from Athens College, the other from Psychico College –who volunteered their time over the summer at “The HOME Project” hostels shared their positive experiences with their classmates, urging them to get involved in the “SCHOOL Project.”

The Managing Director of “The HOME Project,” an NGO founded in December 2016, is College alumna Sofia Kouvelaki ’02.  Today it operates 11 hostels that host over 300 children.



Parents who would like their children to join the “SCHOOL Project” should complete and return the relevant form that was sent to them.  It must be submitted any time between Friday, September 27, 2019, 20:00 hrs. and Monday, September 30, 2019, 20:00 hrs.