News and Testimonies

09.10.16, Greece - Read here (in Greek).

28.06.16, ALBA, Athens, GreeceThe ENABLE programme aims, underlying principles and preliminary results for Greek implementation were presented by Eleni Tzavela at the ENABLE Final Event and Teachers’ Meeting in Greece.Individual presentations on Social emotional learning outcomes and the Peer scheme local implementation were presented by Ambassadors Eleni Papamichalaki and Konstantina Kotsi respectively.

Seven schools presented their implementation of the programme, including presentations by the students. Students narrated their experiences and presented songs and events that were organized in the context of ENABLE.

Participants: 62 educators, 22 students, 21 mental health professionals, 20 presenters

09.05.2016 - Members of the Peer Support group in the Croatian school OŠ Domovinske zahvalnosti, Knin presented their activities to the Student Council. The presentation included results from school research about bullying in a school environment and beyond as well as practical examples of how peer support could be helpful to all students.

The Peer Supporters used this opportunity to share information about the ENABLE project with other students who are not directly involved in project activities.

06.05.16 - A teachers' meeting and focus groups were held in Knin, Croatia. Teachers discussed opportunities that ENABLE offers to school and their experiences in social and emotional learning implementation.Teachers are very satisfied with ENABLE resources and see great potential for wider use next school year.

06.06.16 -Students from the Peer Support group in the Croatian school OŠ Domovinske zahvalnosti Knin created a survey about bullying and collected answers from 93 students which they presented in a visual output: 

06.05.16 - The ENABLE Peer Support group mentored by teacher Danijel Forjan in the Croatian school OŠ Domovinske zahvalnosti, Knin are taking active part in sessions discussing reasons which stop them from talking about violence and ideas how to help students who have been victims of bullying, bystanders or bullies. The students gave suggestions for further activities they will be developing during the school year.

07.03.2016 - Greek Ambassadors Eleni Papamichalaki and Konstantina Kotsi presented the Enable Project to 50 teachers of English in Primary and Secondary Education at a two - hour seminar entitled "Empowering the school community through programmes of Social and Emotional Learning and Peer Support" organized by Dr Manolopoulou - Sergi, School Advisor of the English Language for the 3rd Directorate of Athens.


Greek Ambassador Konstantina Kotsi
Head teacher of 6th Aghioi Anargyroi Elementary School
Athens, Greece

 "I think the peer support scheme is quite applicable in Primary Education in Greece as it facilitates children not only support their peers that face bullying but most importantly take action in changing the culture of their school towards bullying. The only drawback is the implementation of the programme, in the way it has been planned, in Greek Primary schools as it will be difficult to train a small group of pupils at school while the others attend their regular classes since it is against the law. A whole class could be trained instead, divided into groups, one group being the supporters and the other groups taking other roles e.g. art group, drama group helping with the dissemination activities. The programme is very well structured, the sessions are planned in detail and, therefore, are teacher-friendly. The parent pack is excellent and it will be really helpful to parents who are very often wrongly informed and as a result they overreact."

Feedback on SEL Lesson 9 from a Greek teacher taking part in the ENABLE project
(received during a focus group session)

 "Εφαρμόσιμο, επεξηγηματικό, πυκνό σε περιεχόμενο, χρειάζεται περισσότερος χρόνος από τον προτεινόμενο από 1 διδακτική ώρα, ανησυχίες για πιθανές αντιδράσεις από γονείς, διευθυντές. Καθοριστικός ο ρόλος του διευθυντή και του συλλόγου γονέων."


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