Weʼre raising £1,200 to Help fund educational projects for refugees in Greece
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Northern Lights Aid is a grassroots charity which works to improve the lives of refugees in Kavala, Greece. Their many projects include a free clothing store, community garden, educational projects, fitness classes and a mother and baby space.
The funds raised by this campaign will go directly to the educational projects, which became deeply close to my heart during my 6 months' stay as the teaching coordinator. The classroom provides a space for daily English classes for men and women (many of whom were previously illiterate), a kindergarten for children of mothers in the English class, a small library with books on loan to all residents of the camp, and a workshop with woodwork tools, sewing machines, and crafts. The benefits of these projects are unmeasurable. The space is one of self-development, confidence-building and laughter. Above all, those who come each day- whether they are altering clothes, developing their woodwork skills, learning literacy and vital communication skills, or making crafts with other children in kindergarten- are deciding to invest in their future through self-development.
The first £200 raised by this campaign will go to classroom and workshop resources, such as textbooks, dictionaries, library books, children's crafts, paints and sewing materials. The rest of the money raised will contribute to funding the rent of the space for the year 2019 (1000 euros will fund 6 months' rent.)
Any contribution, however small, will help. I can't thank you enough for your support.
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Jan 13, 2019
Dec 10, 2018
You are my teaching inspiration xx
Dec 10, 2018
Aimee, I hope you manage to raise money. Having spent time at the class room and meeting people, it's more than a class room ; it's a fantastic support hub for people to meet and learn from each other
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