Activities for Syrian Refugees in Larisa City (Greece)

The municipality of Larisa city in Greece has launched a wide range of activities. This includes educational, cultural, sports and entertaining activities targeting all citizens of the city and also the refugees living in the nearby refugee center of Koutsohero.

The municipality of Larisa city coordinates actions to support refugees in the Region of Thessaly. It is a network that is also supported by the UN Refugee Agency in Greece, NGOs, social workers, teachers of private and public centres, local businesses, volunteers etc. They all participate and co-ordinate a variety of actions in favor of refugees.

I am part of this network working as a volunteer photographer since February 2017. I am covering the daily life of the refugees in the city of Larisa, the city I live in.

16-03-2017. Syrian boys from the Euthimiopoulou camp, visited the AEL FC Arena stadium in Larisa city. The boys watched the football game between AEL and Panaitolikos and they all together celebrated the local's team win.By Vaggelis Kousioras
01-04-2017. The Syrian children's football team of the Euthimiopoulou camp with the coach mr. Giorgos Kiritsis.By Vaggelis Kousioras
23-08-2017. Syrian children from the Euthimiopoulou camp, visited the horse-riding academy of Larisa city. They learned a few things about horses and watched a horse riding class by a professional coach. By Vaggelis Kousioras
15-05-2017. Young Syrian children aged between 10 and 21 years old from the Euthimiopoulou camp, visited the Katsigra museum in Larisa city. The employees of the museum guided the children and their escorts through the museum's space. By Vaggelis Kousioras
01-04-2017. Syrian women from the Euthimiopoulou camp, visited the cultural centre of Kilada vilage, 15 km away from Larisa city. They met with the women from the vilage, exchanged views and tasted traditional Syrian and Greek food.By Vaggelis Kousioras
27-07-2017. Syrian children from the Euthimiopoulou camp with children from Greece, visited the observatory in Larisa city. They used the telescope and the sunglasses. The event closed with a film projection about outer space.By Vaggelis Kousioras
04-08-2017. Syrian children from the Euthimiopoulou camp with Greek children from the 1st primary school of Gianouli town, visited the botanical garden and the playground inside the Alkazar park in Larisa city.By Vaggelis Kousioras
10-04-2017. Syrian children 3-7 years old from the Euthimiopoulou camp, visited the Super Bowl playground in Larisa city. They had a great time playing in a safe place, while their mothers had the chance to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.By Vaggelis Kousioras
25-08-2017. Syrian children from the Euthimiopoulou camp visited the Koukoulitsiou-Mousiari tennis club in Larisa city. The children learned some basic techniques from a professional tennis coach. By Vaggelis Kousioras
25-07-2017. A group of volunteers from Greece and France, dressed as clowns, visited the Euthimiopoulou camp. The children sang, danced, played games and laughed a lot. The event closed with a beautiful theatrical performance. By Vaggelis Kousioras
20-06-2017. World refugee day: The people inside the Euthimiopoulou camp, celebrated with events that included speeches, theatrical performances, face painting, children's film projection, live traditional music etc. By Vaggelis Kousioras
24-04-2017. Young Syrian children 17-21 years old from the Euthimiopoulou camp, visited the diaxroniko museum in Larisa city. The employees of the museum guided the girls and their escorts through the museum's space. By Vaggelis Kousioras

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