Our LEAP (Learning and Education Action Plan) group and individual discussions, ran by our two youth workers, are a central part of our operations in Velos Youth. The young people who come to the Velos Youth centre are primarily attending, or being mobilised by our team to start attending, classes in non-formal education. The already … Continue reading Small steps for a big #LEAP
On Wednesday 21st of October the group began a new circle of discussions. "What does Education mean to us?" We started to explore the different views, ideas and notions that each of us can give to "Education". A lot of different aspects of the term were given and the things that we discussed ranged from … Continue reading Things are moving for the “Creative Bloggers”
Athens 2020. Covid-19 has descended upon the city. Numbers of confirmed cases rise daily. War, poverty and oppressive governments mean thousands of people from other lands come to the city of Athens in search of safety. Instead they face homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction, job scarcity, long difficult processes to get documents, hot and humid weather, … Continue reading Athens Collective of Superheros
The last few weeks we've introduced a new workshop in our weekly activities: the "Language Cafe"! Our "Language Cafe", facilitated by members of the Velos Youth team, is a space where we sit with the young people, make coffee, and chat! What's the catch? ..... Each of us might be speaking a different language! This … Continue reading Having coffee at the “Language Cafe”
During the last two "Creative Bloggers" workshops, we discussed about the positive and negative aspects of living in Athens. Because Athens is a metropolis and still has no super-hero, the young people participating in the workshop started creating one who will protect the city and its population. If you want to see what the super-hero will look like, … Continue reading “Creative Bloggers” keep creating…!
Photography is my window to the world, to see and express myself. The first picture I took of the sunset it speaks about there is light after the darkness, whatever you are passing through in life, there will be light, don’t give up, there will be life for you. Just like the sun always rises … Continue reading Speaking through my pictures
Finding different ways to express ourselves means we can connect with others, make our voice heard and create understanding in others of our experiences and perspectives. This is why we started our “Creative Bloggers” workshops; self expression workshops at the Velos Youth centre. We wanted to create a space for the young people who come … Continue reading Young People’s Blog – Watch This Space!
Everything has beauty. We should see it in different ways. Sometimes we go very far for find the beauty but many beautiful things in front of us we can't see beauty of them because we don't see them in beautiful way. We should see everything in different way for find the beauty. Photos are clicks … Continue reading “Everything has beauty”
Covid-19 and all its implications put Velos Youth in a pathway of heightened flexibility and innovation. After many changes (virtual work, a continued appointment system, etc) the Velos team has continued working hard to bring back one of the most crucial elements of our work: providing a safe space for young people. In a month … Continue reading A safe space for young people
Written by one of the Velos Youth founders, Jonny Willis, and published by I Witness Child Migration, the following article draws on the work of Velos Youth and highlights some of the current issues affecting homeless children in Greece. As of May 15, 2020, there are an estimated 967 homeless children residing outside of formal … Continue reading “Out of Sight, Out of Mind? (Where Are All the Homeless Children?)”