Personalised education for displaced young people

by Better Days Greece
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Personalised education for displaced young people
Personalised education for displaced young people
Personalised education for displaced young people
Personalised education for displaced young people
Personalised education for displaced young people
Personalised education for displaced young people
Personalised education for displaced young people
Personalised education for displaced young people
Personalised education for displaced young people
Personalised education for displaced young people
Personalised education for displaced young people
Personalised education for displaced young people
Personalised education for displaced young people
Personalised education for displaced young people
Personalised education for displaced young people
Personalised education for displaced young people
Personalised education for displaced young people
Personalised education for displaced young people
Personalised education for displaced young people

Summary

Displaced children and youth (15-24) living in Athens face considerable challenges to accessing education. Better Days' award-winning flagship project, Gekko, offers personalised education and counselling to displaced young people in a dignified and trauma-aware space. We recognize that the uncertainty of displacement poses significant barriers to learning. Our experienced team works one-on-one with every student to set realistic academic goals towards achieving their dreams.

$50,000
total goal
$27,811
remaining
111
donors
10
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Dropout rates among displaced youth in Greece are alarming, proving thousands are still unable to access education. Low performance and attendance in Greek public schools can be attributed to systemic discrimination, understaffed classrooms, language barriers, and limited access to essentials like food and transport. Support for displaced youth to attend higher education or access accredited courses is particularly inadequate. Education is key to overcoming the challenges of displacement.

Solution

Gekko offers personalised education and counselling support services to bridge gaps in access displaced students face. Over 120 places are available for children and young people (ages 15-24), providing a stable and safe environment for students to offload their troubles and fight for their dreams. Studentships provide living allowances for displaced youth pursuing higher education in Greece. Gekko is an award-winning model proven to have a lasting positive impact in the lives of students.

Long-Term Impact

Our holistic approach to education promotes academic, social, and emotional development. We provide ongoing counselling, tutoring, and access to financial support to ensure students are prepared to advance academically. As students work to improve their self-worth, autonomy, and independence, they grow more confident to work towards their goals and realise their dreams. Gekko provides extended support for students wishing to sit university entry exams or acquire IT or English certification.

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Organization Information

Better Days Greece

Location: Mytilini - Greece
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Hadley Jackson
Mytilini , Greece
$22,189 raised of $50,000 goal
 
277 donations
$27,811 to go
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