HUMAN STORIES

“Why radio?” – Katerina Kafentzi answers the main question

Is the radio a way of expression and a means of social inclusion? “Yes, it is”, she replies. Katerina Kafentzi (a.k.a Kafka), Music Curator/Founder, CEO @Kafka Takes Notes, describes her experience with the SolidarityNow beneficiaries who participated in the radio trainings and podcast production. “A few months ago, the SolidarityNow team approached me and proposed […]

“The photo has now become a common language, more than speech and writing”

Alexandros Avramidis, photographer It is the end of February and we are in the port of Thessaloniki. Ahmed, Abdul, Mariam and other teenagers are holding a camera in their hands and are taking photographs of the scenery. Every shot reveals a different image, but actually it’s more like a personal testimony. Through this creative way, […]

Kamran and Hamid in the radio and photo days’ seminar

Kamran from Pakistan is one of the 60 SolidarityNow beneficiaries who took part in the photography and radio trainings organized and completed by the organization under the program entitled “The Resilient Roots Initiative”. Radio, podcasts and photography, are powerful tools of modern media. Words and images, if they are used properly, they can express feelings, […]

“Artistic expression has no age limit and it’s above origin”

Christos Kiousis, journalist We’re at the Revolver Recording studio. Omar, 24 years old from Algeria, stands in front of a microphone and narrates his story. Next to him is the journalist and his teacher Christos Kiousis, who guides him. In a moment he will start recording his podcast and we all have to be quiet. […]

“If words and images are used correctly can express real feelings and ideas”

Omar and Usama We are all made of stories. Stories create feelings, connections, express thoughts and ideas, inspire and motivate people to pursue their goals and dreams. The human mind remembers stories than statistics and numbers. The 24-year-old Omar, 23-year-old Usama and the rest of the participants at the seminars, organized by SolidarityNow as part […]

Radio and Photo Days in SolidarityNow

Or how “The Resilient Roots Initiative” helped young refugees express themselves Omar is one of the SolidarityNow beneficiaries who took part in the photography and radio trainings organized and completed by the organization under the program “The Resilient Roots Initiative”. Radio, podcasts and photography are powerful tools of modern media. Words and images, if they […]

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY_Lena: ” I want to ask women to claim their rights!”

“Strength is something that can only be transferred from one to another. You cannot strengthen someone if you don’t feel strong at the same time“, this is how Lena Zachou, a psychologist at the organization’s Solidarity Center in Athens feels and sums up the concept of empowering and supporting people from vulnerable social groups. The […]

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY_Jennifer: “Women must definitely know their rights, claim them with dignity and leave from where they don’t show them respect”

A chef from Ghana and a student of economics from Sri Lanka and Argentina gave an appointment in Lebanon without knowing it. There they met, they fell in love, they returned to their respective countries, but they never separated actually and ended up in Lebanon again, where their daughter Jennifer was born. The 24-year-old Jennifer […]