Photo Credit: IOM Greece
"I'm very happy I'm back to school. My teacher is a really nice lady - although I'd much prefer an orange bag instead of the blue one I got!". Merevais, from Kabul, Afghanistan, is a 12-year-old boy who, for the last 7 months, lives in an Open Accommodation Centre for Refugees in Athens. Thanks to European Commission funding he's going to school again, this time in Greece.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is ensuring the safe transportation of pupils and has equipped them with school kits including notebooks, pens, pencils and other necessary school material.
The education program is part of the “Multi-sectoral assistance to and protection of migrants and refugees stranded in Greece” scheme.
Story by IOM office in Greece.