Students of the 3rd grade of the 3rd Naoussa’s High School, as part of the Social and Political Education course, were informed by her teacher Athina Peiou about the 23rd Student Competition of Student Creation taking place in the school year 2019-2020 under the title “Things that don’t fit in a Suitcase”. The competition is launched by the UNHCR in collaboration with the Youth Awareness Committee, an institution launched in 1994.
The students were informed about the work of UNHCR and the purpose of the Competition. The children have seen photographs and read stories of refugees in various parts of the world. Stories of ordinary everyday people and famous people who shone with their presence on the world stage and changed the course of the world and history.
They showed great interest in the subject and many students were interested in participating in the Competition. Whatever the outcome, the children benefited from their participation in the project as they realized that needs, emotions and talents were common to all people. What is sometimes missing is the right living conditions for these people. But when they are found, everyone wins. Not just the host countries but the whole world.