Painting - Drawing

In November 2021, in the framework of the program “ΜΕRΙΜΝΑ – Safeguarding children at Greek border points” funded by European Union#DGHOME and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Civil Non-Government Association ILIAKTIDA’s employees organized various creative, educational and entertaining activities for the beneficiaries that are hosted in Safe-Area Lesvos. The purpose of these activities is the creative management of the minors’ leisure time, combining in a pleasant way physical exercise, social interaction and cognitive-mental commitment, in order to minimize social distance and achieve acceptance.

The aforementioned activities were divided into eight categories that aimed to stimulate the minors’ imagination, as well as observation and creativity, in the purpose of expressing their inner need for creation, their skills and talent and their capability. These categories are:

  1. Scale modeling and assembling of ships, aircraft, settlements, etc.
  2. Music learning by a certified musician.
  3. Knitting lessons and activities with the help and guidance of experienced caregivers.
  4. Drawing and painting lessons, as well as relevant activities, themed by the refugee crisis etc., with the guidance of a graphic designer – ILIAKTIDA’s personnel.
  5. Decorating and handcrafting activities, including the making of New Year’s decorations.
  6. Board and teamwork games.
  7. Activities for the development of environmental awareness and behavior, such as cleaning of Safe Area’s premises and of adjacent beach.
  8. Confectionary, baking and pastry activities.

As can be verified by the above, the variety of activities offers our beneficiaries the opportunity to play, learn, express themselves creatively, create their own artwork and, above all, to spend an enjoyable and quality time during their stay in the Safe Area of Lesvos.

All the unaccompanied minors –refugees and applicants of asylum– hosted in Safe Area Lesvos, under the tutelage of ILIAKTIDA’S staff, participated in and enjoyed the activities that were coordinated by our specialized and experienced personnel.

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.