Dusan Bajevic, Executive Director of AEK FC, head of the team delegation visited the morning before the match with Kalloni, the Transit Accommodation Facility for Unaccompanied Minors in Lesvos.
The Transit Accommodation Facility is housed in an old mansion in the center of Mytilene, operational since January and is the new home with excellent accommodation conditions for 26 children who have arrived in Greece alone, in countries affected by violent conflict, having lost their parents or having been separated from them.
"What you do is very responsible and you deserve congratulations", said Dusan Bajevic. "We are here to show you that you are not alone in this effort and we want to make your work known to contribute to the strengthening of solidarity and volunteering" were the words of the Executive Director of AEK FC.
Within the context of the Unaccompanied Minors’ protection action, METAdrasi has created a Transit Accommodation Facility for Unaccompanied Minors in Lesvos. METAdrasi is now focusing its efforts on establishing two more Transit Accommodation Facilities, in Chios and Samos.
The goal of the action is to minimize and ideally eliminate the time spent by minors in juvenile detention centers, awaiting official authorization/documentation, that will allow METAdrasi's team to escort the unaccompanied minors to one of the Permanent Hospitality Centers for Unaccompanied Minors that exist throughout Greece. This action also contributes substantially to the protection of minors against networks of smugglers and traffickers.
The main objective is the provision of temporary accommodation for the unaccompanied minors in a safe facility which is suitably equipped and includes necessary support services in order to effectively facilitate the work of the authorities towards finalizing the procedures for their accompaniment..
Dusan Bajevic gave to the children the official ball of the championship, playing for a while with them in the yard of the house and handed out gifts and shirts of AEK.
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