Greek Sunday School for Refugees Seeks New Home

A special Sunday school in Athens which has spent the last 14 years teaching more than 6,000 refugees and migrants Greek, English, computer literacy and other essential skills needs urgent help to find new premises.

The Immigrants’ Sunday School in Kolonos needs to find a new location to continue teaching as its building has been put up for sale.

Never having had financial support from the Greek government or the EU, the school urgently needs a new location from which to continue helping hundreds of refugees and migrants fleeing war, conflict and persecution.

As the new school year begins on Sept. 1, time is of the essence.

Since 2004, the school has hosted thousands of pupils, teaching Greek, English, German and computers in its free Sunday classes, with over 700 volunteers pitching in to teach, support and advocate.

As well as supporting refugees, the school also organizes cultural events and activities, including the upcoming 12th Anti-Racist Festival to be held on Sept. 22-23 this year.

Organizers say it is possible to donate to the school campaign at