Adopt a student


Adopt a student

Affiliation(s)/ Institution

College of Psychiko

Email addresses

Project funded by

The school

Promoter name and country

College of Psychiko - Greece

Type of provider


Area of implementation

  • urban
  • local

Context and motivation of the project - legislative background/obligations, institutional policy, institutional structures

The College is a private school that is aimed at better education and psychosocial growing of the children. The Board College decided to adopt the program considering the positive results. It is a private initiative aimed at improving the cooperation between children. Children in the program learn to care for one another, to listen to their needs and in groups to try to solve possible problems students.

Aims of the project

The program aims to foster emulation among students, as well as the responsibility and empathy. The older children take care of one student of the a or b-grade class and considered the "guardian" in the school environment

Target group

  • students

Description of the target group

Students of primary school

Staff (selection, evaluation, training, promotion)

School teachers, psychologists and school counselors

Methodological approach, activities implemented

Group meetings of children with the psychologist and teachers for their information. Groups of two persons-students where the older student help the younger one in the lessons, or they discuss personal problems of the students and provide additional support.

Results and impact - data of program internal/ external evaluation, beneficiary satisfaction, the impact of the didactical practices at individual and institutional level

The results are very satisfactory both in students, and parents and teachers. Younger children feel more secure and accepted, while the oleer having under theire protection a younger student they feel that they have an upgraded role and get more self confident, especially when helping the younger student in his/her problems. Also, teachers notice that students are more clusters and learn to face their problems through communication. In general, this program has garnered positive feedback from families and in general also benefits the school's image and its programs.

Conclusions, lessons learned

It's a program that contributes to the emotional maturity of children, but also at fostering cooperation and communication.

Directions of further development/ Transferability, replicability

This program could be applied to higher classes and perhaps could help in the prevention of esl as children would stand the difficulties with the assistance of other children so they can create their strong relations

Type of ESL (early school leaving) practice

  • Prevention
  • Intervention

Parameters on which the practice is applicable (check those appropriate)

  • Measures and profiles
  • Objectives and needs