At Velos our main goal is to be a safe and supportive space for young people in Athens. To help us achieve this, we have created a "Needs List"! We want our space to always be welcoming, safe and feel like a home away home - simple things like a cup of tea and some … Continue reading Check out our new Needs List
When it comes to activities and workshop for the young people of Velos, there is nothing better than collaborating with other organisations of Athens! This is exactly what happened on Sunday 15th of September at Aghios Kosmas, where SCI, Greek Forum of Refugees, the Hellenic Red Cross and Velos Youth took part in a football … Continue reading Velos playing football
This week a group of international volunteers from Service Civil International (SCI) delivered a variety of workshops for the young people of Velos Youth. They did an incredible job! During their art sharing workshop they initiated discussions around music and classical artists. Their story-telling workshop was also great fun. The young people drew variations of … Continue reading New activities with SCI
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
All our usual services are running as normal - come and visit us at our new location: Tzortz Street, Nr. 26. 7th Floor.
SAFE & HAPPY: Keeping displaced young people that way is what we fight for Refugee Youth Service & Velos Youth are grassroots organisations providing since 2015 safe sanctuaries and opportunities for wellbeing and growth to young people on the move, in Calais, France, and Athens, Greece. Refugee Youth Service & Velos Youth are places for … Continue reading Our Crowdfunding campaign is live!
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!
Radio You project, run by three volunteers, Elle, Emma and Jake from the UK, was a great project - it took place during July 2018 and is bound to resume on September 2018. This project allowed the young people to be the host of their own radio show, deciding the topics they were interested in … Continue reading Radio You!
That morning K., an 18 year old asylum seeker from Afghanistan was rude to M., a 21 year old Syrian refugee who volunteers for Velos. M. was surprised because this was by no means typical of K. and sat with him. He soon sensed that M. was very stressed because he had just turned 18 … Continue reading Skills sharing activities: IT, employment etc.
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