Zeuxis and Kindernothilfe (KNH) joint initiative for the support
of 140 minor refugees and migrants and their families
Zeuxis is pleased to announce its partnership with Kindernothilfe for the operation of Zeuxis Day Center for the “Psychosocial and Educational Support of Minor Refugees and Migrants” during summer.
From June 1st and for a period of seven months, ZEUXIS will undertake the 24-hour provision of services in the Safe Zone of Malakasa as a partner of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
INFORMATION ON SERVICES PROVIDED IN ZEUXIS DAY CARE CENTER
ZEUXIS Day Care Center for the “Psychosocial Support and Non Formal Education of Refugee and Migrant Minors and their Families” is a model space for holistic intervention and interdisciplinary work with refugee and migrant minors, which operates around two axels;
On one hand through the psychological assessment and support by a clinical psychologist, and on the other hand, through the participation of beneficiaries –minors and their parents- in the non-formal educational program, we aim at empowering the beneficiaries to deal with the challenges of the new environment, as well as at training and developing their emotional and cognitive skills.
Currently it is estimated that in Greece there are 3.050 unaccompanied minors (UAMs) of which 96.2% are boys and 3.8% are girls.
Almost 42% of those, meaning 1280 children, are homeless, in non-formal housing projects (squads) or in unknown locations and are faced with dangers such as sexual exploitation, exposure to trafficking, forced labor etc.