At Volakas school for preventing violence
Thursday, Jun 02

On June 2 and from 10:00 a.m., the “Time to Talk” project team visited the Primary School and Kindergarten of Volakas in Drama, following the invitation of the Parent-Teachers Association.

In the school yard, experiential activities were carried out with all the classes, which aimed, through music, movement and the use of props (handkerchiefs), to promote the development of children’s self-esteem and self-confidence and to strengthen their personal boundaries. Particular emphasis was given on the exploration of personal space and the concept of safe space, combining it with the ways each person can react when their personal boundaries are violated or when they receive some form of violence.

Together with the “Time to Talk” project team was also the “Mobile School Travels” project team, through which children had the opportunity to play with educational panels and leave their own strong messages on the mobile school, hoping that together we can make the world a little better!

Lastly, the Head of the Food Bank of Drama talked about the daily food support offered by the Bank of the Drama Ladies Union-House of Open Hospitality and through games and activities they talked about healthy eating. Thus, children, teachers and parents were able to find out more about the multi-faceted work carried out by the union.

“Time to Talk” is implemented in the context of the Active citizens fund program, with Drama Ladies Union-House of Open Hospitality as implementation body. The €13.5 million Active Citizens Fund program is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and is part of the European Economic Area (EEA) financial mechanism for the period 2014 – 2021, known as EEA Grants. The program aims at fortifying and strengthening the sustainability of civil society and at highlighting its role in promoting democratic processes, strengthening citizens’ participation in society and defending human rights. The management of the grant of the Active Citizens Fund program for Greece has been jointly undertaken by the Bodossaki Foundation and SolidarityNow. For more information: