In August 2021, our staff arranged educational activities – excursions to places of historical interest and importance and together with the minors hosted in Safe Area Lesvos, in the framework of the project “ΜΕRΙΜΝΑ – Safeguarding children at Greek border points”, funded by European Union #DG HOME and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), we visited:

  • Mytilene’s Ancient Castle – which is considered to be one of the largest located in the Mediterranean Sea,
  • Mytilene’s ancient theatre and
  • the Museum of the traditional folk painter Theofilos.

In each occasion, the educator supported by the program’s interpreters, informed the beneficiaries about the relative history of each place.

The unaccompanied minors thought that the educational activities were very interesting and expressed their contentedness for being informed about the history of each place.

ILIAKTIDA’s, Civil Non-Government Association, staff, occupied in Safe Area Lesvos, apart from the numerous educational and recreational activities that performs in Safe Area Lesvos’ facilities for the unaccompanied minors –refugees and applicants of asylum, ensures also to coordinate educational excursions to areas of traditional and historical importance within the city, as well as other settlements in Lesvos, in order to inform the beneficiaries about the island’s, that they are temporarily accommodated, culture and history.

The Safe Area team on Lesvos operates under IOM’s project MERIMNA with the support of the Εuropean Commission#DGHOME.
This document was produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The views expressed therein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union.