A day in the life of…Nefeli Asariotaki

This teacher from Athens is passionate about the power of art to transform children’s lives, opening their eyes to new experiences and the beauty of the world around them

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When I moved back to Athens from Baltimore in the US, I was stressed and worried. I knew the economic situation hadn’t improved since I’d left Greece for the US six years before, and I knew it would be a struggle to find a full-time teaching job in the subject I am passionate about: art.

It was while I was studying fine art in the US that I first developed a strong enthusiasm for arts education. I came to realise how much education mattered: all children deserve a beautiful world, and a good education not only opens their eyes to this but gives them the potential to change our societies.

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