I am Christos Alexopoulos and I have been working as a teacher, for the past seven years, in the Shelter for unaccompanied minors asylum seekers in Makrinitsa, for ARSIS, an Association for the Social Support of Youth, assisting them in difficulty or danger and in the advocacy of their rights.
Teaching young refugees a new language is equally a fascinating and challenging experience, as it is not only about the knowledge of that other language, but, also about cultural understanding. I enjoy the fact that you have the possibility to influence other people’s lives, hopefully in a positive way, and every now and then make a slight difference.
It is very rewarding, when you get to witness gradual progress and changes, which create new opportunities and make their lives easier.
I am looking forward to sharing ideas and learning new practical learning strategies .