Muzhda: “When I paint I feel like a queen who orders her hands to splash the paints”

Muzhda’s story completes the SolidarityNow storytelling tribute to the broader role and importance of education, which began on January 24th, International Day of Education. Muzhda is the friend of Mohadesa and Sezara. The three girls from Afghanistan live together in the open accommodation structure for refugees and asylum seekers in Ritsona (Boeotia region). Muzhda is […]

Mohadesa: “Now I am the one whose art is praised by the others and I am so happy”

It is always promising to discuss with young people who, although things have not turned out very well for them, they are actively present in their lives and do not leave only the external conditions to determine their present and future. Mohadesa, a 15-year-old girl from Afghanistan, is such a young person. She currently lives […]

Roya wants to speak to the whole world through her painting

Roya has just turned 18. She is from Afghanistan, and she has been living in Greece since she was 15. The first stop of her life in the new country was Samos, then Preveza and Thebes. In Thebes and in the open accommodation structure for refugees and asylum seekers, Roya got to know SolidarityNow. She […]

“By his side, from the first small survival step to the creation of ambitious dreams”

by the Employability Service of the Athens Solidarity Center*  Ujjal is a 20-year-old man from Bangladesh and asylum seeker in Greece. He arrived in the country as an unaccompanied minor when he was 17, he lived in a shelter for minors, he registered at High School and started learning the Greek language. Ujjal turned 18 […]

The story of N.K., a story of strength, courage and hope

by the Social Service of the Athens Solidarity Center* The Social Service of the Athens Solidarity Center by SolidarityNow provides daily specialized and personalized support to beneficiaries from different backgrounds with multiple needs. One of the most interesting and challenging cases that we recently took care of, was the one of N.K., a woman from […]

World Refugee Day: “On the World Refugee Day… I would like to speak TO the refugees themselves and not FOR them.”

Marina Kanta, Team Leader, Legal Service Athens Solidarity Center*, SolidarityNow  On the World Refugee Day, I would like to speak TO the refugees and not for the refugees. I do not know the language of the programs …”means of verification, results, inputs, outputs, indicators, numbers”… However, I know the language we have spoken with the […]