International Day of Education in Prison (2018) – Announcement of the Winner

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December 2018

EPEA would like to inform that the 2018 International Day of Education in Prison (IDEP) Contest was won by a group of teachers and students of the Gymnasium and Lyceum that operates within the Avlonas Prison for Young Offenders, for which Sofia Samara (an English teacher and also the Treasurer of the EPEA Hellas) is the representative.

Included in the programme’s activities was an example of a former inmate of that same prison. While incarcerated, he held on to Education and managed to rebuild his life. The lived experience of this person (currently studying at the University), was here wisely approached with the purpose of celebrating IDEP, elucidating everyone on the real meaning of the actors engaged in the mission of Prison Education.

Thus, and among all extraordinary applications received, the example of a real life experience, portrayed in this IDEP activity, entitled “Let’s celebrate Prison Education!”, had great influence on the Steering Committee’s final decision this year.

You are welcome to learn more about the winning activity here.

The EPEA Steering Committee