We offer educational opportunities for the children under our care in order to facilitate their inclusion into Greek society. All of our kids obtain immediate access to education and attend school.
The HOME Project has developed meaningful partnerships with two of the most respected educational institutions in the country: The American Community Schools (ACS Athens) and the Athens College - Hellenic American Educational Foundation (HAEF).
43 full time scholarships at ACS Athens by The Shapiro Foundation
Furthermore, 43 children under our care were granted full time scholarships at ACS Athens, kindly offered by The Shapiro Foundation, an institution focused on improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable populations and a close partner and valuable supporter of Τhe HOME Project.
Youth to Youth at ACS Athens
Since 2016, The HOME Project and ACS Athens have developed a partnership, the “Youth to Youth” Educational and Social Inclusion Program. This program fosters meaningful educational experiences addressing the educational and social needs of unaccompanied minors while promoting social inclusion on the basis of a student-to-student learning model. Through their Greek and English language, computers, music and art classes as well as through athletic activities, the children of The HOME Project bond with the ACS Athens students, together creating a uniquely caring learning community at the school campus
School Project at Athens College- HAEF
The “School Project” in partnership with Athens College - HAEF, is an educational program customized to the needs of our children which was launched in 2018. Athens College students become tutors for the children of our shelters, and through shared Greek and English language, math, theatrical and art classes as well as sports activities, the kids learn, express themselves creatively, and build relationships that enhance empathy and social inclusion.
Technical and vocational training
We seek to provide all necessary tools and opportunities that will enable children that reach adulthood to become responsible, productive, and independent citizens of society via vocational and technical training scholarships. Our aim is to help them find a job and enable them to create a future for themselves.
So far, we have achieved 50 job placements, in the hospitality industry, in food services, clothing, and beauty sectors. 15 have been hired as caregivers and interpreters at The HOME Project shelters.
We lay Athens open to all and at no time evict or keep the stranger awayPericles' Funeral Oration. Thucydides, 430 BC