For four years we have been trying to both build on, and continue to champion, the holistic approach that was so visibly needed during the first exploratory trip to Athens in 2016. From day one we have tried to develop an approach that values autonomy over dependency, that values the voice of the individual and … Continue reading 2021 Ockenden Prize Winner
*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
Meet Roseanna, our incredible volunteer who has been strongly involved in planning and delivering our "Creative Bloggers" workshops. Here is a little bit about her experience being part of the Velos Youth team! "I volunteer with Velos Youth once a week to support the "Creative Bloggers" workshop. Together we explore and develop our tools in … Continue reading Meet our amazing volunteer, Roseanna
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!
Despite the fact that due to the second lockdown the Day Centre of Velos Youth remained closed, a group of young people expressed the need to re-activate the Creative Bloggers group and start to meet online. In that way, and with the assistance of the two coordinators from Velos Youth, we organised the first meeting … Continue reading Trapped and excited during lockdown…
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
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