After an official governmental decision following the spread of COVID - 19, our youth centre has closed until further notice. Nonetheless, the Velos team remains active virtually, and open to communicate and support anyone who reaches out to us. We have been in constant discussions to see how we can still support those who would … Continue reading Coronavirus – Velos Youth centre remains closed
At the beginning of December, we decided to showcase all the art we have created the past quarter. With the great support of our former volunteers Arman and Sylvie, art pieces from our Creative Arts workshops, our impromptu art spaces, or from individuals' creative moments during their stay in Velos, overwhelmed and brightened our space! … Continue reading #Throwback – Art Exhibition at Velos
At the end of January 2020, Velos Youth had the pleasure of participating in a second football tournament with three other organisations in Athens - ActionAid, Faros and Red Cross. After going on weekly excursions to play football around Exarchia these past two, three months, the young people visiting our centre were ready to go … Continue reading Another day of football!
With the end of the decade approaching, Velos celebrated with a full day of decorating, creating arts and crafts, music and dance! The young people visiting Velos made sure to make our space festive. We created colourful garlands, beautiful shinny ornaments, wrote about our wishes for the new year, created drawings on our boards, and … Continue reading Celebrations in Velos
Velos Youth introduced our first ever Entrepreneurship Workshop to teach our young people how to think like an entrepreneur. It is very important for these young people to develop such skills which will benefit their future professional endeavours. Many of the young people have been interested in the stories of entrepreneurs from all over the … Continue reading Velos Entrepreneurship Workshop
As a safe space for young people, Velos Youth aims to support those who visit us holistically. For many, we are a "home away from home" and a place to escape. However, we recognise how important support and guidance on material and procedural matters is too! Our Youth Work team aims to provide the support … Continue reading Receiving support at Velos
Velos Youth has incorporated new Arts activities in its weekly program as we recognise the importance of expression and creativity. Every young person should have the opportunity to explore their creative self in a safe and open environment. Through our Photography workshop and our Creative Arts workshop taking place every week, we empower the people … Continue reading Strengthening Creativity
Scroll down for Greek Given the complex needs of young displaced persons in Athens, a holistic approach to transitioning to adulthood and integration is essential. Velos Youth has recently secured funding from the European Program for Integration and Migration in order to enhance those areas of its program that are closely linked to this. In … Continue reading Transitioning to Adulthood: A Path to Autonomy and Self-Reliance
The end of September marked the end of the one year pilot period for Monopati project. Even if the pilot period is ending, the foundations set through the project will be sustained and even further developed in our daily Velos activities. ‘Monopati’, meaning ‘footpath’ in Greek, promoted and facilitated engagement and access to formal and … Continue reading Wrapping up the pilot period of ‘Monopati’ – The foundations of learning in Velos
The Velos team is growing! Last week, two new volunteers joined us from the UK - Sylvie and Arman! They brought fresh energy in the space and an abundance of new ideas. Sylvie and Arman will be staying until December, organising workshops around photography, entrepreneurship, and global awareness. To follow some of their activities, keep … Continue reading Sylvie & Arman join the Velos team!