Children living in Moria or other EU hotspots in Greece are not allowed to attend the regular school system and here is no formal education provided to children in the camps. Often, children spend months or years in these refugee camps, without access to education.
Left alone by Greece and the EU, refugees organize themselves to offer education to children who are forced to live in this grim environment. The Wave of Hope for the Future School in Moria is another inspiring self-organized school, teaching both children and adults.
Azam is one of the teachers. He teaches German classes in the school:
„It's hard to live in a camp like this. We expected something else. I get more tired every day. It's harder to get up. When refugees meet Greeks they are very aggressive and want nothing to do with us."
„The school is everything for me. It is wonderful. As we have nothing to do all day, it is the only way to meet other people and learn together. Self-organization is just beautiful and it means a lot to me to be able to do something myself."
"We are not allowed to do anything: Neither work, nor leave the camp, nor take a walk or buy something… Thats why many people get sick, crazy! You know that there are many women and children here... We have no future. But still we must persevere."