HUMAN STORIES

INTERNATIONAL TEACHER’S DAY_”Education will help them have a better life”

INTERNATIONAL TEACHER’S DAY_5 OCTOBER #education=integration “Education will help them have a better life” Chrysa Zizopoulou, teacher, Integration Learning Center, Thessaloniki In one of the classrooms of SolidarityNow’s Integration Learning Center (ILC) in Thessaloniki, 33-year-old Chryssa Zizopoulou, language professor, teaches Greek to recognized adult refugees. Due to the pandemic the number of students in the class is […]

A story about World Refugee Day_“I will never stop trying for having my Own Home”

The 42-year-old from Togo has faced many challenges in her life since she was a child. Today in Greece she must face another one; the one that derives from the new ministerial decision regarding the housing of the recognized refugees in the country. Palanga and her son are among the recognized refugees who had to […]

A story about World Refugee Day_”They have Dreams and they want their Home!”

Trying to find a house was a quite difficult process due to racism and high rents According to a ministerial decision, people who have been recognized as refugees in our country and lived in accommodation structures – apartments, hostels, open structures – had to leave their homes by the end of May. Those who are […]

#OURHEROES: EVA & KONSTANTINOS: The Hope Makers

When we were told “Stay Home”, our thoughts and solidarity were with those who did not have a home; with the people who for us are not numbers, or “cases” to be deported, but they are women and men, girls and boys with names, origin and dreams for a life meant for people. When we […]

#OurHeroes: Myrto Prodromidou_Nothing in our Lives is a Given

The word that might best describe the situation we are experiencing is exclusion. Our daily lives and our sociability have changed, and that reminded us that nothing in our lives is a given. For refugees and asylum seekers, however, who have already experienced a complete change of their lives, the pandemic was nothing more than […]