In October 2021, Civil Non-Government Association ILIAKTIDA coordinated various creative, educational and entertaining activities for the beneficiaries hosted in Safe-Area Lesvos, in the framework of the program “ΜΕRΙΜΝΑ – Safeguarding children at Greek border points” funded by the European Union#DGHOME and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The October activities were divided into six categories and aimed to stimulate the minors’ imaginativeness and observation, in order for them to express their creative talents:

  1. Scale modeling.
  2. Music learning by a certified musician.
  3. Making handcrafted soaps.
  4. Drawing, painting and design with the guidance of a graphic designer (ILIAKTIDA’s personnel).
  5. Decorating, repairing and maintenance activities.
  6. Board/teamwork games.

All the unaccompanied minors –refugees and applicants of asylum– participated in the activities and enjoyed the initiatives. The intent was to occupy their leisure while learning about the importance of team spirit and respect of diversity, with the support of ILIAKTIDA’s staff who guided and supported them throughout these activities.


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.