More than thousand Greek parents sign letter: “We don’t want migrant children in our schools”

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According to the Greek webpage Kathimerini, 1,130 parents living with their children on the Greek island of Chios, sent a letter of protest to the principals of their schools, in which they declared that they do not want their children to study together with migrant children, reports Voice of Europe.


The letter of protest was also communicated to various high ranking officials on the island of Chios.

The 1,130 parents state that the right of refugee and migrant children to be educated is not only fully respected by them, but it is also an obligation of the state to do it without the participation of NGOs.

“We, the inhabitants of these islands, are the ones who have carried almost the whole weight of this situation, which the decision-makers do not seem to understand at least at a practical level. But is the ministry’s design well-thought out in all its parameters and is it one that works for all children? ” They ask and continue: “The inconsistency of the entire spectrum of migration management, the chaotic distance between the occasional promises and promises and their results, as well as our obligation as parents and as citizens, leads us to point out the wrong texts we identify…”

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