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    Weʼve raised £240 to help fund a safe space and education for refugees in Chios, Greece

    London, UK
    Funded on Thursday, 22nd November 2018

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    This September I will be travelling to Chios, a Greek Island 7km off the coast of Turkey to join an incredible organisation called Action for Education. They are the longest running and through their high school and youth centre. They aim to provide a critical safe space for youth ages 12-22 in which they can ​escape the inhumane conditions of the refugee camp​ while simultaneously developing social, motor, and English skills necessary for empowering them to build their own future.

    The organisation is run solely based on donations and I have been saving so I can volunteer with them. Your donations will go directly to Action for Education for emergencies or more/better resources and opportunities for young refugees living in limbo.

    It is so important that this work continues as the situation is not getting any better. More boats have been arriving and there are over 2,000 refugees in Chios right now living in a camp called Vial where the capacity is half and the conditions are not humane. We are not hearing about this on the news and it’s difficult to stay connected to issues that are not in the headlines as we all lead busy lives. Not everyone can spare time to stay engaged with what’s going on, let alone do anything about it. But luckily there are lots of organisations like Action for Education and others, for example Help Refugees, who are helping refugees in lots of different ways. All of them though aiming to treat refugees with the respect and dignity that they deserve as fellow humans on this Earth. In the words of Nick Knowles “we can’t help everyone but everyone can help someone” so please help me help them by donating what you can!

    Watch this video to see all the amazing work they do and what I’ll be helping with: https://youtu.be/UVqejUILRcw

    Follow Action for Education and Chios Voices (one of their projects) on Facebook for updates! I will also keep you guys updated with what the money goes towards!

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    • Sarah Jones2 months ago
      Sarah Jones

      Sarah Jones

      2 months ago

      Please read my most recent post on Facebook for update!

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    • Sarah Jones3 months ago
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      Sarah Jones

      3 months ago

      In two weeks time I will be getting ready to board my ferry to Chios! Just wanted to say a massive thank you to all the support I have had so far - I really appreciate it and I know the students I teach over there will too! Here's a little update of some great things going on out there in educating, showcasing talent and lifting the spirits in the camp! Cannot wait to get out there and contribute!

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    • Sarah Jones4 months ago
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      Sarah Jones

      4 months ago

      Thank you to those who have donated so far!! Just an update on what’s going on on the island, take a look at these snapshots from the Aegean Boat Report. It’s not getting any easier over there so I can’t wait to get there and respond to what Action for Education and the refugees they cater for need. This money raised will go towards whatever is best for meeting those needs when I arrive, which I will keep you updated on!

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    Page last updated on: 11/4/2018 8:20 AM

    Supporters

    13

    • Natasha Carey

      Natasha Carey

      Nov 4, 2018

      Way to go Sarah, sounds like you and the other volunteers are making a huge difference. Keep it up :)

      £20.00

    • Rachael Fletcher

      Rachael Fletcher

      Oct 1, 2018

      £10.00

    • Althea Dove

      Althea Dove

      Sep 10, 2018

      Such a great cause Sarah! Can’t wait to hear all about it! Xxxxx

      £10.00

    • Ella Dove

      Ella Dove

      Sep 7, 2018

      Such a worthwhile cause, well done Sarah! Can't wait to hear all about it xxxx

      £20.00

    • Becky Sohatski

      Becky Sohatski

      Sep 7, 2018

      So pleased to be able to support this. Seeing how amazing you have been at supporting us with Run the River, I know you will be able to make such a difference where it is really needed! Good luck x

      £10.00

    • Anna Scalera

      Anna Scalera

      Sep 6, 2018

      You are amazing Sarah, hope this goes well for you!

      £10.00

    • Rosita Helg

      Rosita Helg

      Sep 6, 2018

      Sarah, this is amazing! All the best :) xx

      £10.00

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    Sarah Jones

    Sarah Jones

    London, UK

    I am a qualified Maths teacher who has been teaching in London. Everyone deserves access to quality education and I can’t imagine how much the refugees are craving it to unlock new opportunities and to have a safe haven away from the camp. I am excited to get there and contribute

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