Get to know the newcomers, activists and volunteers we met in Athens, Berlin and London, as they share their personal experiences of refuge, welcome and the digital city.
I’m not a teacher or a language teacher, I’m a social worker. We don’t go to a square and just set up the Mobile School with notebooks and pencils. The children participate in their own way. We never push them in a direction that we want, so we always have different things that can motivate them.
Some of the kids are just thrilled to see these big and colourful boards we put on the sides of the bus. Some get really engaged with learning maths or vocabulary. We play games and use skipping rope as a way to learn to count. We have regular weekly stops, continuing the session exactly where we left it. It’s a nice way to follow their progress and build a strong relationship. Them being able to say, ‘See you next week, same time!’ is so important to us, and to them.