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FunDoo is traveling to Athens, Thessaloniki, Komotini and Katerini to help young people plan their future

Through a series of workshops held in Athens, Thessaloniki, Komotini, and Katerini, UNICEF Greece Country Office and Junior Achievement Greece presented FunDoo to more than 300 adolescents and young adults, who had the opportunity to try the new digital skills development tool and start planning their future today.


FunDoo was launched in March ago by UNICEF and Junior Achievement Greece, aiming to equip adolescents and young adults aged 15-24 with 21st-century skills and to prepare them for the labor market through a series of interactive tasks, exclusively designed to focus on the process of learning through play. The users can complete the tasks on their smartphones in any order and time they prefer.


In April, a number of events took place throughout Greece in order to introduce the tool to the youth. The “journey” of FunDoo began with its presentation on Friday, April 21, at the 1st “Athens Civil Society Festival”, which was organized by the Municipality of Athens and “SynAthina”. The event was held at Serafio, Athens, where FunDoo was officially presented to the public by means of an interactive workshop. 


FunDoo then traveled to Thessaloniki, and particularly to the Municipality of Pylaia-Chortiatis, one of the Municipalities that are part of the UNICEF programme “Child Friendly Cities”, where more than 65 students of the 1st General Lyceum (Senior High School) of Pylaia-Chortiatis had the opportunity to access and use the FunDoo platform.


The next stop was Komotini, where 90 students of the 1st General Lyceum and the Minority Gymnasium/Lyceum (Junior and Senior High School) of Komotini, as well as students from the Democritus University of Thrace, gathered at the Municipal Library and learned more about this chat-based digital tool through an experiential activity. The event was organized by the Municipality of Komotini, in collaboration with the “Exagono” youth and volunteering center and the Social Cooperative Enterprise “Thra.ki.”, marking the participation of the Municipality of Komotini in the UNICEF Programme “Child Friendly Cities”.


The series of presentations held in Northern Greece concluded on Friday, April 28, with a workshop organized at the 4th Gymnasium and Lyceum of Katerini in collaboration with the Municipality of Katerini, as part of the UNICEF Programme “Child Friendly Cities”. More than 75 students tried the interactive tasks of FunDoo and learned how they can strengthen their skills and equip themselves for the future.


Upon completion of the events in Northern Greece, Mr. Argiris Tzikopoulos, CEO of Junior Achievement Greece, stated:

“Our goal is to always meet the needs of the new generation and to empower the youth by training them in the most important skills they will need in their lives. To this end, we traveled to three cities of Northern Greece and presented this highly innovative tool, which was designed to help young people plan their future in a playful way.”


All 15-24-year-olds living in Greece can have free access to the tool through the U-report Greece platform by simply texting “FunDoo” via WhatsApp, Viber, Instagram and Facebook Messenger.


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