EVERYONE HAS SOMETHING TO TEACH: YOUNG ASYLUM SEEKERS & REFUGEES IN GREECE BECOME PEER-TEACHERS AFTER LEARNING FINNISH PEER TEACHING METHOD
A group of Master’s students from Aalto University is developing and packaging a Finnish peer teaching method to meet the demands for programming in refugee centers. This past March, the LIFT Athens team traveled to Greece and conducted workshops utilizing the Koulu School method with teenagers in learning centers and camps for displaced persons. Their aim in utilizing the Koulu School is to empower the teenage refugee population as the method cultivates confidence in sharing the participant’s knowledge and skills. Further, after discovering the need for consistent programming in an inconsistent volunteer landscape, LIFT Athens is using their experience to provide a package for others to easily conduct this workshop in various settings.