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3 teachers were placed on Agios Efstratios, Oinousses and Kastellorizo islands to teach robotics, speech therapy and music to primary students, in 2023.

Small islands – Big dreams

A long journey has started with the aim to bring teachers close to children living in remote areas in Greece.

We contacted local authorities of islands with less than 1,000 residents and discussed their needs.

To this end, since 2023, qualified teachers have started to offer free lessons to primary students:

  • Robotics on Agios Efstratios
  • Music on Kastellorizo
  • Speech therapy on Oinousses

25 students benefited from the action

From the first year of the initiative, dedicated classes were created for each lesson and 25 students benefited in total.

The lessons are carried out in partnership with the Apostoli NGO, the charity organisation of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens, in consultation with:

  • Local municipalities
  • Parent-Teacher Associations

Distinction for the robotics team of Agios Efstratios

The childrens’ dreams went beyond the borders of their small island. The Agios Efstratios Robotics team was set up on Agios Efstratios.

With the support of Eurobank, the students and their teacher travelled to Heraklion, Crete, to participate in the 3rd Minoan Robotsports Competition Global Olympiad, held on April 26-29, 2024.

They competed in football and archery with other robotic teams from all over the world.

Finally, the team turned its motto into reality: “Nothing is easy – nothing is impossible”! The team managed to reach the final phase in football, and conquered the 1st place in archery in its category.

Our goals for the future

Through the Moving Family Forward initiative we aim to:

  • Create more positive experiences for students in remote areas and opportunities for a better life.
  • Increase the number of students participating in creative activities.
  • Meet the childrens’ needs in more remote areas.
  • Motivate even more teachers to visit the remote islands and make childrens’ dreams come true.
Video: Small islands – Big dreams on Agios Efstratios

Small islands – Big dreams on Agios Efstratios

Video: Small islands – Big dreams on Kastellorizo

Small islands – Big dreams on Kastellorizo