There are an estimated 20,000 refugee children currently residing in Greece according to the latest figures from UNICEF.
Some of the children are living in accommodations in the cities, while many are still living in the overcrowded migrant reception centers scattered throughout the country’s mainland and islands.
The latest figures from UNICEF show that there are some two and a half thousand children who live in thirty-two refugee camps that are currently being transported daily to 93 different Greek public schools to receive an education.
Their time in the Greek public schools is the first school experience for many of the children who come from war-torn countries and have never attended school before.
Many of them have never learned how to write or how to even hold a pencil. But now, thanks to a project to have refugee children integrated into the Greek public schools, they are finally getting a chance at a better life through education.
The program was initiated thanks to funding by the EU Humanitarian Aid Department and was implemented by IOM, the UN Migration Agency.