Danyal, the sleepless guard by Valia Savvidou A restless teenager with black lively eyes, curly black hair and expressive hands that talks endlessly, while passing next to you singing and laughing! Danyal makes everything during the day to serve anyone who needs it. At night, he reads and learns. I ask him why in the […]


Danyal is 16 years old, a refugee from Afghanistan, and has lived for over a year with his family in the structure of Elefsina. This does not hold him back, along with other children of his own age, from dreaming of a more optimistic and hopeful future. SolidarityNow, with the Blue Dots program, is there […]

“I’m right here!”

By Giannis Aggelis Social worker, Athens Solidarity Center   There are certain points in your career which will be engraved in you, the memory of which will be at your side as much as you might try to distance yourself. It is a moment like this which I will try to convey to you as […]


Harrison Kramer knows about magic tricks. He has a magic wand and make things disappear. He puts a love spell on people and make them happy. You see – he is a magician! He is the owner of “After School Magic”, a performing arts company located in Manhattan, NY. “After School Magic” provides a wide […]

“You have to taste a culture to understand it” *

*Deborah Cater, British travel and food blogger On the evening of June 19th, the Seychelles restaurant in Kerameikos had altered its catalogue adding Barshank’s dishes – humus, spicy lamb, tabbouleh, grilled chicken with spices and groats and mutabal. The same happened when Abdul cooked at the 7 Food Sins restaurant in Plaka, where the cook […]

Shalama: “We left behind the war and the fear, to find safety and life”

“We left behind the war and the fear, to find safety and life” Shalama, refugee from Syria, 36 years-old, father of four Shalama, his 25-year-old wife, their 6-year-old son and their twin girls, arrived in Greece in 2016. During their journey, they were also “carrying” their son; the couple’s youngest son was finally born during […]

“Every cloud has a silver lining!”

Andreas Vasiliou, Hotel owner in Rovies, Evia, hosting refugees in the context of the SolidarityNow program “Home for Hope”   Rovies is my village, a small holiday resort in eastern Evia and I, the owner of a small hotel that has been converted into a home for refugee families from Syria. I have talked many times […]