HUMAN STORIES

“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 […]

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY_Christina: “Strength is drawn from the control of our own life”

Christina Koufopoulou has studied Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and has been working as a teacher at SolidarityNow for the past 3 years. Her involvement with the humanitarian sector was almost fatal. Years ago, a friend asked her, in which job she feels like herself. Christina said that could be […]

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY_Marina: “We must accept ourselves and embrace our weaknesses”

Almost nothing had ever stopped her. The only thing that “halted” her, made her change direction and start something new. Her new-found purpose and direction come through her work as a lawyer at the Athens Solidarity Center of SolidarityNow: “Every day I interact with different people, learn new things and change“. Marina at the age […]