A new year has started and we wish you all the best this year too.
Situation in the Middle East and Afghanistan has escalated and worsen also in Greece when it comes to refugees and migrants. Moria hot spot in Lesvos, where our journey started, is overcrowded with over 20 000 souls staying there in inhumane and discusting living conditions. It is designer to 2500-3000 persons.
We work this year too to find sustainable solutions to education in emergencies and crisis. Every childs right is to go to school. This applies also children on the move.
This autumn we have been learning more about caring of children on the move. Many travel unaccompanied and are in need of alternative care. Even in Europe there are countries, that have no necessary policies, when a minor arrives unaccompanied.
SchoolBusters in on season holiday 20.12.2019 - 6.1.2020.
We wish you happpy holiday season and merry christmas to all celebrating. See you in 2020.
Today we are celebrating 30 years of the rights of the child. The UN Convention involves four general principles:
- All children are equal.
- The interests of the child are primary in all decision-making.
- The child is entitled to a good life.
- The views of the child shall be taken into account.
It is easily forgotten, that these rights belong also the children on the move. Refugee and migrant children. They also have these rights, which in practice mean, that they are entitled to safety, shelter, health-care, education and everything every child needs to balanced growth like play.
This photo is from camp Moria in Lesvos Greece in autumn 2015. Young girl is playing with his brother in the trashes. There are minimal safe places there for play. Just a tiny example, how their rights have been violated.
In public discource the topic is mostly, how to stop refugees and migrants from coming rather than that they are seen as human beings with rights like the rest of us. Children on the move are in...
A 9-month-old baby died of dehydration in the overcrowded Moria camp on the island of Lesvos, MSF/Doctors Without Borders announced late on Saturday. The baby’s parents are asylum-seekers from Congo.
Moria has been inhumane place to be since 2015, when the amount of refugees and migrants peaked. There is severe lack of sanitation, shelter, health care, food and other basic necessities. It is dangerously overcrowded with over 15 000 inhabitants, while it is designed to be a place for 2500-3000 people.
Agean islands are over crowded in general and facilities are unstainable violation towards dignified human living. Situation for refugees in Greece is extremely difficult, while so many Greeks suffer from austerity measures.
According to MSF, 5,000 children are currently living in the Moria camp, 70% of them are below 12 years old. The MSF unit in the camp has recorded 77 case of children suffering from serious health problems.
We urge Greece and EU immidiately to solve this self-created crisi...
Summer holidays has passed, but we still enjoy sun and green nature around us, while we are getting back to business. We were asked to participate OpenIDEO BridgeBuilder Challenge, which focuses this year to the people on the move. Our contribution is our Self-Sustainable School concept. Here is the link to our contribution: https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/2019-bridgebuilder-challenge/ideas/self-sustainable-school
Concept of ideas regarding self-sustainable school has now been launched on our website. You can find it on section learning sphares. Our work has been supported in 2018 by Ulla Tuominen Foundation. We will thank them again for their trust, which had made this amazing year of growth and progress possible.