Redefining environments for displaced children
Better Days is a humanitarian NGO dedicated to creating and sustaining innovative physical, mental, and emotional spaces for displaced people, currently based in Lesvos, Greece. Whether we are doing emergency response or providing informal education, we continue to emphasize the importance of ‘space’, participatory practices and individual flourishing.
Working with People Across the Globe
Better Days relies on a combination of staff and volunteers to create opportunities to learn and grow for all involved. Underlying everything we do is the simple belief that everyone, everywhere, deserves humanity.
Leader in Education
Better Days challenges existing notions of refugee schooling. We use non-traditional and alternative teaching and learning methodologies to address the systematic gap of quality education in emergencies for children on the move. To date, we have supported over 2000 children with their education. Our pedagogical philosophy drives us to create an environment of safety and growth, through offering personalized curriculums, providing healing enviroments, and contributuing to the socio-emotional development of our students.
Students with access to dedicated PSS Support
Current students with an Individual Education Plan
Unique Students Attending
Hours of teaching
Counseling sessions scheduled
*Data provided is relating to Gekko Kids from 16/09/2019 to 21/02/2020
TEDx Binghamton University
We salute our biggest supporters over the years for the dedication and belief they have shown in our work and for encouraging us to continue to grow and allowing us to continue quality programming and aid. Our deepest gratitude – we would not have made it without you.
In Their Own Words
“Education is our future…But also, the place you live in is more important. For example, how to live without food, health, clothing in Moria Camp? When you have problems like this you can’t use your minds. I live in Kara Tepe camp and I stress about my interview. But I like to learn and study. Thanks a lot for building this school and we are now here.”Farzaneh | 16 yo
“If you feel like you are losing everything, remember that trees lose their leaves every year and they still stand tall and wait for Better Days to come.”MAHDI | 17 yo