Frequently Asked Questions
What are you doing?
We operate a learning center on the island of Chios in Greece. Some 3,000 refugees, many of whom are men and women between the ages of 16 and 24, are living in the island. Some of them left their homeland at the age of 14 and now find themselves in a situation where they have no access to education, employment or language learning.
Because we believe that this is the way to help these young people and the communities that will absorb them in the future, whether in Greece or Europe, education, languages, computer literacy are critical tools for those who will probably be the main breadwinners in their families.
who are you? association? organization?
We are a group of volunteers, some of us educators, some of us specialize in group therapy. We have creative and drama teaching people, even teachers for cooking and carpentry, and we all believe that we do not have to wait for someone else to do it.
Because the distress is terrible, boats laden with refugees continue to arrive all the time, despair is great, suicide attempts are routine. We were asked to help by another aid organization and we decided to respond.
Are they all Syrians?
No. Among the refugees are Afghans, Iraqis and Kurds.
Are they all refugees?
As in every refugee population in the world, migrant workers come with them, the quantity is relatively small, and anyway, if they are of the right age, we will help them as well.
Who finances you?
Donations, we all volunteer so that the cost of the project is mostly rent and bills, equipment, accounts, flights of a relatively small number of volunteers from Israel (we work with the local community and volunteers from the camp).
What would be done with the money I donate?
The money goes directly to finance the activity
Can I donate equipment?
Not at this stage, except books in Arabic, English and Persian and good running shoes. The cost of transporting equipment to Greece is too expensive, and it is preferable to save costs and invest the money in the local economy. We will be happy to receive books in English, Farsi and Arabic for our library and mobile library.