EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT GROUPS

Gaining knowledge & finding community – a winning combination

Educational support groups, facilitated by lactation consultants, midwives and peer counselors, have shown themselves to be one of the most effective means of women’s education and community building.

Gaining knowledge in mothering/women’s issues is enormously empowering for many of our mothers with little or no educational background.

Enhanced mother-infant interactions in groups goes a long way towards decreasing the debilitating effects trauma has on responsive parenting, resulting in deeper bonding and healthier mother-child attachment.

A sense of community with other women serves to overcome devastating effects of isolation for those marginalized in society without family or friends.

93% of women attending groups state that they have used the knowledge gained to help other women thus making them valuable community resources and agents of change

Mothers rotate through four main
educational support groups


Breastfeeding and infant care for mothers with babies 0-6 months

Nutrition and toddler care for mothers with babies 6-18 months

Gender based violence awareness

Sexual Reproductive Health

I’ve learned so much about so many things.
I would not have had this chance in my country.
Precious, 36, Nigeria

When I came to Greece, I didn’t know anyone and didn’t have any friends. Now I have several good friends who I met here at AMURTEL and I don’t feel so alone.
Jamal, 35, Syria