Intercultural Center PYXIDA - Education and Employment Support

Greek Council for Refugees - GCR

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Last updated: 7/12/2024

Description

GCR’s Intercultural Center PYXIDA started operating in 1996 after the appeal of refugees and their families, who suffered from social isolation and felt excluded from Greek society.

PYXIDA follows a holistic methodology in order to answer the needs of individuals and families, based on an interdisciplinary team of professionals, who contribute, via the services and programs provided, to the integration of refugees and vulnerable immigrants in the Greek society.

The services of the Center fall into 3 major categories:

Intercultural Center PYXIDA - Education, Child Psychologist service and Employment Support

Education

  • Morning and afternoon Greek classes, for children and teenagers to help with their school homework. 
  • Book Workshops for children and teenagers with the help of our Lending Library and digital catalogue of our 4.000 Children’s Book collection.  Cultural activities (i.e. Easter and Summer camps), free visits to museums and archaeological sites with families and groups of students
  • English courses for adults by the American College of Greece, DEREE
  • Greek classes for A1, A2 and B1 adult learners.

Classes form 09:30 - 18:30

Office Time: 9:00 - 16:00

Additional Information

A Child Phycologist is supporting children, working with parents/or adults with mental health problems and in need of specialized mental health services/support. The professional provides access to PSS for all affected children and adults in need of PSS, to bring back sense of safety, predictability and sense of dignity, to process their experiences related to the forced migration and to develop coping mechanisms to face everyday living. This kind of support includes psychological assessment and identification of needs; core psychosocial support, active listening, and provision of emotional support; training on the development of coping mechanisms for people with disabilities; referrals to and links with actors providing specialized care, when needed.

Those who are interested in our services, please send a message to our Facebook page: GCR Pyxida Helpdesk, where they will be able to get all the updates. 

Languages spoken: Greek, English, French, Lingala, Turkish, Surani, Kurmanji, Arabic, Farsi, Pashtu, Urdu

Contact information telephone 00302103800990 [ext. 115]

Address

Solomou [ΣΟΛΩΜΟΥ] 25, Athens 10682