A kindergarten teacher in Peplos, a town in Evros, went above and beyond to make the environment she teaches at fun and safe for the children.
It was the beginning of September, when Chrysanthi Baxevani arrived as a preschool teacher in the remote village. However what she saw (the old building) was heartbreaking-worn down facilities and the play equipment in bad condition and at the same time dangerous for the kids.
The kindergarten teacher took it upon herself together with the parents and local community to transform the school.
“I realised that my two hands were not enough and I asked for help from my parents. It turned out that the issue was to make a start. We all became carpenters together. We got brushes, rakes and got to work from early in the morning until late in the afternoon for three Sundays. With passion and above all a common love for the children, we made a big renovation,” Ms. Baxevanim emotionally told AMNA.
“I don’t think a single parent was missing,” parent George Drosakis said, adding that the teacher’s initiative brought the community together and from now on they will always be close to improve the daily life of their children.
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The final version of the Greek language-learning platform “StaEllinika” was launched earlier this month.
This digital tool bringing the children of the Greek Diaspora closer to the Greek culture, language, history and mythology, has gained more than 13,000 subscribers from 110 different countries over the last few months.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Costas Vlasis said that due to the special conditions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, “the fact that children and young people of the Greek Diaspora have the opportunity to travel for free from their home computer, mobile phone or their tablet to the wonderful world of the Greek language, Greek mythology and culture is even more valuable.”
The apps are designed for kids aged 4+ (Greek for Preschool/Kindergarten), kids aged 6+ (beginners Greek for ages 6-8), kids aged 9+ (beginners Greek for ages 9+) and teens and Adults (beginners Greek for ages 13+).
Each teaching unit includes audiovisual educational material such as videos, online educational books and interactive exercises.