Inclusion in COmmuNity ICON Greece
I.CO.N is a Greek non-governmental and non-profit educational organisation in Rodos, Greece. It was founded in 2011 in order to offer a broad spectrum of educational and social activities in Greece and involve in European issues.
ICON Greece was initiated as an informal group of educators and students aiming to enhance inclusion in the school community –for students with special skills, different cultural backgrounds or belonging to vulnerable groups as Roma, foreign, repatriate, refugee. ICON Greece started by implementing volunteer activities and educational projects at the context of extra curricular activities
ICON encourages non-formal education as a powerful tool
Gymnasio Zipariou, Greece
Gymnasio Zipariou is a public school on the island of Kos. The school receives students from four small villages at a rural area around the city. It offers general secondary education and it has 25 teachers and 300 students, aged 12-15. The area of the school has received many immigrant and refugee families that work in the agricultural sector and the hotel industry. The students come from different social, financial and cultural backgrounds. The school aims at improving the education and the school life of all the students.