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…!
Covid-19 and all its implications put Velos Youth in a pathway of heightened flexibility and innovation. After many changes (virtual work, a continued appointment system, etc) the Velos team has continued working hard to bring back one of the most crucial elements of our work: providing a safe space for young people. In a month … Continue reading A safe space for young people
Two weeks ago the Velos Youth team engaged in a discussion facilitated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Covid-19 where we learnt useful information about the virus and had multiple of our questions and concerns answered. Additionally, a detailed discussions and consultation with the MSF team around personalised recommendations have helped us make our space … Continue reading Preparations for Covid-19 with MSF
Three years ago today - on the 1st of June 2017 - Velos Youth opened its doors and welcomed the first people in what is until today a safe hub for young refugees and migrants in Athens. From Day 1, our mission has been to provide safe spaces for displaced unaccompanied children and young people … Continue reading Three Years of Velos Youth