Edris is an 8-year-old boy from Afghanistan who attends the elementary school of Malakasa, not far from the camp where he stays together with his family.
“Our family left Kabul, in Afghanistan, almost 2 years ago and we’re in Greece for almost a year now”, says Edris mother, Zaymina. “We are a family of 9, myself, my husband and my 7 children. I’m really happy that Edris is finally back to school, it’s very important for us. He has missed more than a year of his education because of the journey but now he’s attending the Greek elementary school and he’s really happy to learn new things!”.
IOM Greece provides buses and escorts for the transportation of refugee and migrant children to the primary and secondary schools, with support from the European Commission - Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO).