Shapiro Foundation to Grant 18 Scholarships to Greece’s Refugee Children



Credit: The Shapiro Foundation

The ”HOME Project,” a nonprofit organization which offers shelter and employment for children and young refugees in Greece, recently announced the granting of 18 full-time scholarships for the American Community Schools (ACS Athens) for the academic year 2019-2020.

The scholarships were made possible by the support of The Shapiro Foundation, which was founded in the US in 2001 to support refugees around the world.

This will be the second consecutive year that the scholarships will be made available to the refugee students of Greece. Moreover, the Foundation has also funded the creation of an additional shelter for unaccompanied girls and minor mothers with babies.

The American Community Schools of Athens, the Shapiro Foundation notes, provide educational context and content as well, making it possible for this educational opportunity to be made manifest.

The ACS Athens along with ”The HOME Project” have developed a meaningful partnership since 2016 through the ”Youth to Youth” Educational and Social Inclusion Program.

The program fosters meaningful educational experiences and promotes social inclusion, addressing the educational and social needs of unaccompanied minors in Athens through a student-to-student partnership learning model.

Through their Greek and English language classes, computers, music and art classes as well as through athletic activities, the children of the ”The HOME Project” bond with the ACS Athens students, creating a unique and caring learning community.