M. found hope again

Μ. found hope again, with the support of the Personal Counseling and Psychotherapy Department at the Athens Solidarity Center Vicky Anastasiou, Reception Officer at the Athens Solidarity Center “I am looking forward to leave; I will travel to find my children. I am waiting for the ticket to Germany. If I hadn’t come to Athens Solidarity […]

“We do not believe in heroes; we believe in people’s power when they interact truthfully.”

Thodoris and Eleni, SolidarityNow employees, Blue Dots program Thodoris: Occupational therapist with postgraduate studies and trainer of the Sherborne method (pedagogical method), with large experience in storytelling and team empowerment. Eleni: Psychologist and art historian, also with experience in storytelling and group empowerment. From the very beginning of their professional acquaintance, Thodoris and Eleni felt that […]

Zachia, Abdullah and Younes

A family of three, shares its story with us – “we want to talk“. Zachia and Abdullah are the parents of 7-year-old Younes and one more underage son, who already is in Sweden. They await the decision that will reunite the family; and the young Υounes looks forward to the moment he sees his beloved […]

# followmylife | Zohra, Zahra, Elyas, Bayat and Fatima

At dinner with Zohra, Zahra, Elyas, Bayat and Fatima by Julia Terner, SolidarityNow, intern – trainee Zohra is showing me around her bedroom: “This is Zahra’s bed, this is my bed and this is Elyas’ bed. And this is where we put toys.” Three children from Afghanistan share a room in their new home, where […]

#followmylife | Zahra’s story

Zahra, the Artisan by Julia Terner, SolidarityNow intern – trainee A woman reclines luxuriously on a bed of pillows, with flowers in her hair. Broad wisps of wind whirl around her and over the blue mountains beyond her. The woman is Layla, the ill-fated lover of Majnun, who together make up one of the most […]

#livingtogether | Maha’s story

“I thought I would never work in my life!” Maha is from Damascus and she is 30 years old, whereas half of her years she is married! Maha and her husband have five beautiful children, two girls and three boys. All of them arrived at Greece, to the island of Leros, in October 2016; few […]

#livingtogether | Mohsan’s story

“I can watch my kids grow up” “My name is Mohsan and I am 42 years old. I came to Greece in December 2016 along with my wife Zouhor and our five children. We have been living in Tilos since January. In Syria, I was in the military.” “In the beginning, it was difficult”, Mohsan […]