When the 400 strong Yazidi population – who had been a particularly integral part of our community centre project – left Nea Kavala in August and were taken to Serres camp, 120km away, both parties were keen to continue collaborating. So we immediately established a sister project and since then we have focussed on providing them with English language classes, activities and self-study material.
This was initially carried out as a mobile team, travelling to Serres camp twice a week. Later, when they were evacuated from their tents in the winter and taken to hotel accommodation in a different town, we set up there and established daily English classes at a ‘pop-up learning cafe’. This project, still functioning collaboratively, continues to go from strength to strength.