“There Are Good Separations As Well”

by Evripidis Michail, Education Officer in SolidarityNow During a parents’ meeting held some weeks ago at the Intercultural Gymnasium of Thessaloniki, Evripidis Michail, Education Officer in SolidarityNow, felt like to write about the relationships created between teachers and pupils, as well between teachers and parents. A text written from the heart and dedicated to all […]


“I want to study and become something in life”   Said wears nothing but a smile. He is 26 years old and comes from Syria; he is supported through SolidarityNow’s Accommodation Program in Thessaloniki. “My name in Arabic means happiness”, he says. “Are you a happy person?”, we ask him. “Yes I am. I grew […]


“If I get good grades, I want to study medicine!”  “I do not know if I am the best student, but I’m doing my best. I want to find work and go to the University” “When I was going school in Afghanistan, I didn’t like mathematics at all, so instead of concentrating on the lesson […]


“Life is far too short to be sad” The waiting room in Thessaloniki Solidarity Center is crowded. Smiles, over thinking, anxiety, relief, some of the feelings that are reflected on people’s faces. M’s figure stands out from the crowd. Tall and ramrod straight, with his big eyes and a calm look, he holds a bag […]


“Everything happens for a reason. All this fight, the good and the bad moments have led me to this point. Fortunately, I always think positively, otherwise what’s the point?” It is 18:30 in the afternoon and the office is almost empty. We sit in a small room where the social workers and psychologists of the […]

#ReadyStudyGo!_ Abdo

“The Main Reason that makes me Happy is my Studies!” He became 18 years old in Greece, after a long journey not only towards safety but also towards adulthood; adulthood that came abruptly to help him cope with the conditions. His living environment requested one thing; to fight for his life. Everything else would follow. […]

International Day of Education 24 January: #ReadyStudyGo!

#ReadyStudyGo! We have chosen this hashtag for our tribute, to honor the International Day of Education. Starting today, and for the next five days, 5 different stories will unfold through SolidarityNow’s website and social media. This hashtag encompasses what we do as an organization: we provide access to education for all, we strengthen skills and […]


“Μy biggest dream is to study medicine” We ask him if he wants to send a message to the children who will read his story. “I want to say to the children who have left their countries that they should not waste time, and learn Greek, go to school and participate in all activities”.  “My […]