News and Updates

Press Release: Project Launch – MyRights! | Educated and Represented

*Scroll down for Greek* Velos Youth and Equal Rights Beyond Borders are joining forces for a partnership under the new “My Rights!” project that will contribute to educating unaccompanied minors and young adults on their human rights and offer them legal representation in their asylum procedures in Greece. Our new project is being implemented under the … Continue reading Press Release: Project Launch – MyRights! | Educated and Represented

How to use lockdown to lock down your future goals!

Two of our Young People's Blog-gers share their tips for keeping track of goals. This week we needed to think more positive thoughts. We had just officially heard the lockdown in Athens will be extended to the 7th January 2021. So, we talked about the things we are looking forward to doing when lockdown is … Continue reading How to use lockdown to lock down your future goals!

Our Crowdfunding Campaign has come to an end

We are delighted to announce that our 12 day crowdfunding journey with Haji has come to a successful end! Not only did we exceed our financial goal but, importantly, we saw Haji successfully restart his life in Athens.  We aimed to raise awareness of issues affecting unaccompanied children and young adults in Athens... Haji's story … Continue reading Our Crowdfunding Campaign has come to an end

Support and follow a displaced young person’s journey in Athens

At Velos Youth, our mission is to support unaccompanied children and young people who have been displaced to restart and rebuild their lives. Today there are 5,000 unaccompanied children in Greece. 1,000 are homeless. Over the next 12 days we will follow the story of 17 year old Haji as he arrives alone in Athens … Continue reading Support and follow a displaced young person’s journey in Athens