Activities at Refugee accommodation facilities near Ioannina, 2017

In early 2017, volunteers of Youth Center of Epirus continued providing recreational activities for children at Doliana Camp, as the previous year. within few months, most families got relocated and there was no more need for the activities. 

since September, Youth Center of epirus made a collaboration with humanitarian organisation Intersos, which operates several accommodation facilities for refugees in Ioannina and nearby and we created a program with recreational activities for children and teenagers of 3 refugee accommodation facilities- Giannena House, Agia Eleni and Neochori. The activities are implemented every working day and they include artistic and crafting activities, sports, watching of movies, sometimes other types of activities as well (theatrics, dancing, etc). 

This year we have new stable local volunteers to support these activities - they plan, prepare and lead activities by themselves. All volunteers attend  a mandatory, preparatory training-seminar about the work with refugees and they are mentored as well as progress and condition of refugee children and teenagers in relation with our activities are monitored and followed up when needed.