a discussion with Eleni Stamatoukou “My name is Ahmad, and I’m 30 years old. I come from Syria, and more specifically, the city of Deir ez-Zor, which is situated near the boarder to Iraq. Deir ez-Zor is Syria’s richest city, a result of the oil reserves found in the soil, but the people who live […]

#followmylife | The Elef Club for teenagers in Elefsina

by Julia Turner, SolidarityNow intern – trainee “We wanted to get away from… from being so alone; and you know keep our minds busy.” Suhail is explaining how the Elef Club was set up. Six months ago, Suhail and a couple of friends approached Solidarity Now CFS Facilitators* Theo and Eleni, asking to set up […]

In Tilos #LivingTogether

Ahmad works at Michalis’s hotel. Kousay found work at the island’s bakery. Maha and Maysoon are working for the first time in their lives and feel the joy of earning a salary and being able to support their families. Mohsan for the first time devotes time to raising his children. All of them live in […]

They shared their love with U2!

Their love story is one of the true love stories starring in the new video of the all-famous U2 band for their freshly released song “You’re the best thing about me“. Who are they? Maha and Abdulrahman from Syria; SolidarityNow beneficiaries who have been living in the accommodation structure for refugees in the island of […]


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 […]