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Moria Academia: Where East meets West

Moria Academia: Where East meets West

Greece is the cradle of education as we know it. In honour of the heritage that Greece gave to the known world back then, from Northern Europe up to what is today Afghanistan, we name our school network the Moria Academia. Academia, Lyceum and Lesvos The Greek philosopher Plato founded the Academia in c.387 BC in Athens. Aristotle was his student for twenty years before he travelled to Lesvos. There, he founded a new school which shaped natural science up to this day. He later came back to Athens where he founded the Lyceum. The island of Lesvos was the…
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Hopes and Wishes from a self organized school in Moria camp

Hopes and Wishes from a self organized school in Moria camp

The teacher of a self-organized school, inside Moria camp, wrote a letter to us about her hopes: "I hope that all of refugees get to their destination and we can go somewhere that they don’t look at us as a refugee and we can have a simple and calm life like the rest of people on the world. And I hope that I continue my work on another country. And I hope that all children of the world can educate in peace". Children make up about 40% of the population in Moria Camp. That’s almost one person in two. Some…
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Standing Together for Lesvos during the Refugee Crisis and COVID 19

Standing Together for Lesvos during the Refugee Crisis and COVID 19

Stand by me Lesvos worry and have the same problems with local community because Stand by me Lesvos is part of the local community. We were born, grew up, work and have families here and it's not possible to move to somewhere else if something goes very bad. This is the reason we care so much for the people of the next door because they suffer as much as we do. The local community already had a lot of problems with the economy because of olive production problems, a decrease in tourism, the crisis of refugees, and an increase in…
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New Stage for Bottle Recycling Project

New Stage for Bottle Recycling Project

On Monday the bottle recycling project finally went into a new stage. Now the partners from Moria Corona Awareness Team have three different location to collect bottles and give on one ticket for each ten. Then later everyone can exchange these tickets into bottles of cold water. In the new places the teams are now starting with small education project, games and workshops especially for children. One aim is upcycling plastic bottles another to learn about waste management and protection of environment. The children in the camp, who have anyhow not much to do loved it and stormed the activities. This project…
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