Muslim minority school children visit Mitsotakis in Athens

Muslim minority thrace maximos palace

Students from six Muslim minority schools in Rodopi Prefecture in Thrace met with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at Maximos Mansion in the Greek capital on Thursday afternoon.

The teachers accompanying the students discussed the operation of the schools, the students' performances, and the lack in technology and art teachers, among others.

For his part, Mitsotakis chatted with children about their school life, the FIFA World Cup 2022, and soccer.

Students were from the 5th and 6th grades in the schools of Ano Virsini, Ano Drossini, Proto Assomaton, Kato Kardamou, Kechrou, and Organi.

The boys and girls are Pomaks, members of the Muslim minority of Thrace, except for the Assomaton school, which includes both Christian and Muslim students.

Thrace has 99 Muslim minority schools, with an enrollment of 3,434 boys and girls.

Also attending the event was Education Minister Niki Kerameus.

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