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Online Digital Database – Resource2022-04-07T11:55:57+02:00
Centre for Children – Frourarcheio


The Center for the Child is an open space for all children whose purpose is to promote and support children’s rights. It is located at the Athens Solidarity Center and consists of a team of a psychologist, a project manager and an educator who directly collaborate. The space is open for all children aged from 0 to 12, with no discrimination concerning gender, origin, ethnicity, or religion (children younger than 3 years old must be accompanied by a guardian during their visit). The Center operates daily from 10:00-18:00 and the entry is free. The professional team organizes and carries out educational and recreational activities which include Greek language lessons, as well as individualized support of the children in their school subjects. Moreover, the Center organizes cultural activities and external visits in the view of a more holistic development of the child. Furthermore, the Center’s psychologist provides counselling to parents, aiming to strengthen their parental role and improve the relationship with their children, as well as to children, in order to help them better manage their feelings and strengthen their self-image. The Center of the Child is funded and supported by the NGO “Solidarity Now”.

  • Good Practices
  • Country of origin / implementation:
  • Greece
  • Language:
  • English
  • Greek
  • Compliance with the Dashboard Outcomes:
    • Access to compulsory education
    • Access to health care
    • Children complete compulsory education
    • Children remain in (formal) education beyond compulsory levels / Access to (formal) non-compulsory education
    • Children's academic skills
    • Children's competence in host language
    • Children's life satisfaction / happiness
    • Children's sense of belonging
    • Friends and peers (bridges)
    • Friends and peers (support)
    • Teachers

    Evaluation ex post
    Information not available

    Projects’ deliverables
    General Information and Objectives can be found at the following link.

    This project has been developed and customized for Athens city centre.

    Motivation for the submission
    The “Centre for Children – Frourarcheio” is relevant to the IMMERSE project, as it aligns with its objective of enhancing the socio-educative inclusion of refugee and migrant children to foster the construction of inclusive and cohesive societies. Moreover, its methods approach the issue of refugee and migrant children inclusion in a holistic way, through providing psychological support and activities that promote the children’s socializing and relationship building.

  • NGOs
  • Type of action:
  • Educational groups for parents and adults, Counselling for parents and children, Psychological support, Individualized support for the children and the parents, Volunteer paediatrician
  • Extra-curricular activity
  • Language class
  • Target:
  • Migrant children (first and/or second generation)
  • Migrant families, parents
  • Newly arrived migrant children
  • Refugee and asylum seeker children
  • Unaccompanied and separated children
  • Professionals involved:
  • Educators
  • Psychologists
  • Teachers
  • Networking - Actors and institutions mobilized by the project:
  • NGOs, third sector organizations
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