Today is the last day of our Crowdfund Campaign! Over the last 12 days we followed the journey of Haji, a displaced young person who arrives in Athens alone. Like thousands of unaccompanied minors and young adults, Haji has faced multiple challenges as he starts restarting and rebuilding his life. Have a look at his … Continue reading We reached #Day12!
Today is #Day5 of our Crowdfund Campaign and we wanted to say a big thank you from the Velos Youth team for everyones energy, commitment and support this week. It has gone better than we could have hoped! So far we have raised an incredible £1,638 and are on track to reach our goal! We … Continue reading It’s #Day5 | Campaign Update
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
In Velos Youth we believe that learning happens all the time: socially, interacting on the street, understanding past experiences, inside a classroom, in the work place and in many more situations. Therefore in our youth centre we try to support young people seeking education from various angles - LEAP (Learning & Education Action Plan) is … Continue reading Education in Velos Youth | Learning happens all the time
After a few very successful months filled with resilience, creativity, and collaboration, a second lockdown has found our youth centre in November. After a rapid increase in Covid-19 cases in Greece, the Greek government announced a nation-wide lockdown from the 7th to the 30th of November. For this reason, our youth centre must remain closed … Continue reading Lockdown 2.0 – Moving online
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…!