ECIP intervened in the refugee camp of Ritsona – Greece – in partnership with Swedish NGO “I AM YOU”.
Between May 2017 and November 2018 we sponsored early childhood specialist, Ms Giota Pantazopoulou, to continue her daily work with the children.
Previously employed by the municipality, Giota was going to have to leave due to the termination of her contract. This meant that the project was going to be deprived of its professionalism or, at worst, come to an end.
Moreover, our intervention ensures that:
There are three sessions every day, Monday to Friday, caring for children aged 2 – 5 years old
A monthly ‘progress report’ is produced for the parents in order to help for social re-integration and future schooling
Inexperienced volunteers receive basic training to care for the children
A therapeutic pedagogy is practiced so as to meet the specific needs of the children
The camp protection system for young children is reinforced