Stranded on Lesvos after escaping war and conflict, refugees are truly living in a hellish state of transit, where their dreams of building a new life are placed on hold for months and even years. Also on hold is the reality of an education for these displaced children and youth, who may have already experienced the loss of an education in their home country due to violence and instability.
We believe education is transformative in our lives and that without it, children and youth are denied a basic right and need. Our desire is to set up a safe learning space where refugee children and youth can come to each day; a space where they will engage their minds and their bodies; create and express themselves with art and music; explore language and movement; find joy in their play; a space where healing and learning are sacred and championed.
To do this, we need your support. This includes funds to open a learning centre and to operate it over our two year pilot period. Our center will not only provide for the immediate and critical educational and emotional needs of vulnerable children on Lesvos, it will also serve as a model for how TeachBeyond Borders might best reach displaced children with education in other locations around the world.
Will you provide children and youth displaced on Lesvos the opportunity to play, heal and learn?