The Community School is a welcoming and safe place to stay, to learn new skills, and to make new acquaintances.
The facility, inaugurated in August 2020, in a very short time, has become a space for learning, playing, meeting, listening and sharing for both children and adults. Thanks to the volunteers’ dedication, people who live in the nearby Corinth camp have access to educational, creative and recreational activities every day.
Twice a week, with classes divided according to their skills level, English lessons are held in the Community School for adults and teenagers. The programme includes computer classes, much appreciated by all participants, which not only allow them to learn new skills but also give them the opportunity to browse the web, do specific research, cultivate their interests, write their CVs, and carry out private tasks such as e-mail management.
Children’s classesare the most numerous and the goal is to provide children with a reality that is as close as possible to that of a normal school, where English, geography, mathematics, and art lessons are held daily.
There are also short-term courses: a few months ago, the opportunity arose to use a private gym for activities such as yoga, art in movement, and meditation. Lastly, a public basketball court allows a large number of young people to organise a moment of pure fun and recreation.
Aletheia RCS firmly believes in the magical power of education and teaching, which can represent an added value even in emergency contexts such as the one of a refugee camp. In fact, gaining such skills can become an important tool for resilience, growth, and harmony.
Access to self-fulfilment, esteem and belonging should not be a privilege of the few, but a human right of all.