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Greece: Migrant Parents Learning Greek

MigrantsMigrant mothers and fathers of young children can enrol in a growing Greek language and history educational programme beginning in September 2009.  A continuation of “Mom Learns Greek,” which started in 2008, the new sessions have spots for 800 mothers. The project is organised by City of Athens’s Development Agency, and  Migrant Services, the Hellenic Migration Policy Institute and the Education Ministry’s Vocational Guidance Centre.  The 2008 programme began with one section and in January 2009 had grown to seven sections. In total, 740 migrant parents have taken part. Free of charge, it is part of the larger framework of the “Solidarity and Management of Migration Flows” of the European Fund for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals.  Athens Plus (3.7.2009): More migrant moms learning Greek  ( p. 17)