Updated at: 2022/09/29
The Network for Children's Rights offers support and educational activities for children:
- Psycho-social support
- Information on social and legal issues
- Learning support groups for students (primary school or the first 2 years of secondary school)
- Lending library with children's books (in Greek)
- Greek and English lessons in small groups
- Reading groups for parents and children to spend time reading together
- Support for parents and children learning to read
- Educational activities, such as guided tours, museum visits, concerts, film screenings and outings for children
- Weekly creative groups that explore different interests (music, architecture and urban planning, arts and crafts, theatre and cinema, tablets, photography, public speaking, web-radio, tai-chi, foreign languages).
NCR's Child Protection Unit is providing psychosocial support and legal aid to unaccompanied and separated minors, who are homeless or living in precarious living conditions in the urban area of Athens, under the National Tracing and Protection Mechanism ("NERM") for unaccompanied children operated by the Special Secretary for the Protection of Unaccompanied Minors of the Ministry of Asylum and Migration. Under the NERM the NCR team of professionals is identifying unaccompanied and separated children, assess their needs and escort them to the emergenecy accommodation places.
Working hours: Monday to Friday 08:00-20:00
The Youth Center is an intercultural space, specially designed for teenagers and young people, from 13 to 24 years old. The Network for Children’s Rights began operating the Youth Center back in 2016 in order to offer a wide spectrum of cultural, educational, and psychosocial activities and thus contribute to raising awareness for human rights between teenagers and youth. It is an open and safe space providing support and leisure to all young people without discrimination of any kind, serving also as a meeting point.
There is a group of specialized professionals and volunteers who daily encourage participation in creative groups, collective social /cultural initiatives, and interaction and communication with other teenage groups. At the same time, the emphasis is being placed on building trust, skills development, educational support, and professional orientation.
The Youth Center offers:
- Art workshops and educational activities about: theatre, music, dance, art, cinema, sports, activities in open spaces, language lessons, remediation, journalism classes, and production of audiovisual material.
- Educational / Professional Orientation: workshops are being carried out to support teenagers in their educational and professional choices in order to become independent and participate equally in the community.
- Psychosocial intervention: personal and team meetings of teenagers and parents/guardians with a social worker.
- Teen lending library: literature, poetry, dictionaries, students’ assistance books.
- Leisure: board games, musical instruments, foosball, ping – pong, free access to the internet, laptops, tablets, projector for screenings.
You can find the weekly program here .
Contact the Network for Children's Rights for more information.
Telephone: +30 2108846590
Monday open from 09:00 to 19:30
Tuesday open from 09:00 to 19:30
Wednesday open from 09:00 to 19:30
Thursday open from 09:00 to 19:30
Friday open from 09:00 to 19:30
Address in local language