Transitioning to Adulthood: a path to autonomy and self-reliance

We have recently received funding from the European Programme for Integration and Migration to continue our work supporting young people as they turn 18 and their legal rights change. We will test new approaches of access to housing and education and will replicate existing pilots that promote access to employment and psychological care, creating a … Continue reading Transitioning to Adulthood: a path to autonomy and self-reliance

Electronics Workshop

This was a great opportunity for Velos Youth service users to have some first hands-on experience with electronics related materials and skills that Athens ReMakers's project are the local community experts on.   The workshop happened on a relaxed September Friday afternoon and was met with enthusiasm.   More to follow!        

Fates

A workshop starts in Velos.  Two UK volunteers fill the place with colourful crochet threads and young people get really busy with knitting.  As I follow them repeating crochet movements and patterns, I catch myself almost getting mesmerised - and my thoughts start drifting. In ancient Greece Moires or Moirai, often known in English as the Fates (Clotho the spinner, Lachesis the allotter, and … Continue reading Fates

About Velos

Velos Youth is a Non-Profit that provides a safer space and a youth service for displaced and disenfranchised young people (aged 16-21). The service operates as community-minded, grassroots layers of attention to vulnerable youth, which facilitate access to state-run and other established services including protection, asylum, accommodation and education. Within our space a varied program … Continue reading About Velos

Football brings people together!

Velos supported a group of young people for participating in the Exarcheia Champions tournament (that took place during several Wednesdays in Spring).   Communities, organisations, etc.) played against each other and created a lovely solidarity atmosphere.   We even had two teams (with the inspired names Velos 1 and Velos 2)!  Velos arranged some practice sessions for … Continue reading Football brings people together!