The Hope School for refugees in Skaramangas camp, Athens

 Journalist Patrick Strickland wrote an article for Al Jazeera about his impressions from the Hope School for refugees in Skaramangas camp, Athens.

On the occasion of his visit to Greece, for the Athenian premiere of At Home in the World, journalist Patrick Strickland visited the Hope School for refugees in Skaramangas camp and wrote about his impressions for Al Jazeera.

The Skaramagas refugee camp -  near the port of Piraeus, not far from Athens - is home to nearly 3,000 Syrian Arabs and Kurds, Iraqis and Afghans, around half of whom are children. [...] the Hope School (is) a refugee-led initiative to provide classes for children between five and 13 years of age in Skaramagas.

Moving Docs, in collaboration with CineDoc - Greece, continues its fundraising campaign to support the refugee teachers and children in the Skaramangas camp. Please consider supporting the #HopeSchool :


Photos by Nick Paleologos for SOOC & Al Jazeera.


Find films on related themes or from the same countries
At Home in the World - Moving Docs

AT HOME IN THE WORLD is an intimate depiction of the everyday lives of five refugee children on a Danish Red Cross asylum school. The children; Magomed, Sehmuz, Heda, Amel and Ali have different nationalities and backgrounds, but they have all fled their homes with their families, arriving in Denmark with the hope of starting over.