1st Gymnasium of Galatsi, Athens – Greece

1st Gymnasium (Junior High School) of Galatsi, Athens is located 6 kms from the centre of Athens in an urban area. Most of the inhabitants are descendants of migrants from the countryside and in particular from the islands of Cyclades. The teaching staff consists of 22 highly motivated lecturers and 210 students are enrolled. About 15% of the students are migrants from former Eastern European countries and especially Albania. Another 3% are recent refugees from Syria. A small number have been diagnosed from learning difficulties. Greek society has suffered a lot due to financial crisis. Thousands of jobs were lost and the average income was decreased up to forty percent.