• Evangelos Tsirmpas

A school that teaches solidarity: The Sunday School of Immigrants in Athens


The education system has always been closely connected with the dominant class and its interests. An instrument of ideological reproduction and enforcement of the absolute Truth looks like an a priori enemy of emancipation. However, various educational projects challenge this dominant perception and try to realize a liberating model of education. One of them is the Sunday School of Immigrants in Athens, which is aiming at teaching the Greek language to immigrants and refugees, in order to facilitate their everyday life, as well as the claiming of their rights. We had a discussion with Elena Papageorgiou, a volunteer of the School, in order to find out more about this interesting initiative.