Mikros Dounias is an educational project on the Greek island of Lesvos. Every day, local and refugee children of early childhood age play and learn together in the small forest of PIKPA refugee camp, run with the contribution of the organization “Lesvos Solidarity”. We, the children, pedagogues and parents of Mikros Dounias, organize our learning processes collectively, beyond any form of discrimination. We respect the rhythm, the needs and desires of each person by encouraging freedom of choice and self-regulation. Outdoor learning brings us closer to the creatures and the elements of nature, reinforcing our relations to ourselves and to everything around us.
Mikros Dounias is our joint venture together with Lesvos Solidarity, its aim being focused in the co-existence of refugee and local children and their parents, so that they can create, learn and explore the world together. Solidarity, respecting differences and care for the natural environment are amongst our main values.