‘DIA-drasis’ is back for the new school year with fresh activities for ALL!!!

“DIA-drasis: Child Center for the Development of Social Skills” is a program carried out by YMCA of Thessaloniki Social Action for children of early age based on intercultural educational approach.

Two main actions take place:

Early Childhood Education and Care program for 2-4 years old

ECEC program aims to provide quality learning opportunities and care facilities for refugee children. The program is based on a bi/multilingual theme-based curriculum focusing on a holistic approach −cognitive, language and communication, social and emotional, physical development.

Schedule: Mon-Fri  8:30 -15:00.

Early Childhood Intercultural Activities program for 2-6 years old

ECIA program aims to bring together refugee children and children of the local community through engaging them in recreational and educational activities of high quality oriented towards inclusion and sharing the benefits of multilingualism and multiculturalism. Joint activities for parents and children are organized often to further involve local community and enhance integration focused on the family as a whole.

Schedule: Mon-Fri  17:00 – 20:00.

  • From home… to “school”! Mon – Thu 17:00-18:15

Workshops based on learning through play and enhance social interaction and team-building by Fatheme Raoufi.


  • A “school” full of journeys! Mon – Thu 18:30-20:00

Monday: Creative arts and crafts workshop by Despina Kokkidou.

Tuesday: Science and Technology (STEAM) workshop by Panayiota Evlavi.

Wednesday: Theatre/Drama education workshop by Maya Razavi.

Thursday: Music and movement workshop by music educator Ioanna Pavlidou.


  • “Grown-ups and little ones together!” Fri 17:00-19:00

Educational, creative and recreational activities and events for families.

Every second Friday circus workshop by Monokyklo group.



Further information

Monday – Friday, 8:00-21:00  |  2311264629  |  [email protected]

Address: Ι. Prasakaki 6A & Koukoufli 2

Updates are available in our Facebook group: ΔΙΑ-ΔΡΑΣΙΣ: Παιδικό Κέντρο / DIA-drasis: Child Centre or at the YMCA blog.