Weʼre raising £1,000 to help fund a safe space and education for refugees in Chios, Greece
- London, UK
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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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- 4 hrs ago
Sarah Jones4 hrs 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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Aug 18, 2018
This is amazing that you can help with such a great cause, good luck and keep us updated! xxx
Aug 16, 2018
All the best for your volunteering in Greece with the volunteers
Aug 15, 2018
Keep crushing it!
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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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