Meet Roseanna, our incredible volunteer who has been stronqgly 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
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
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”
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…!
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
The team at Velos Youth are happy to inform you that after two months of closure, we reopened our space on an appointment basis! From the 18th of May, we opened our space to young people aged 16-21 to use our shower, do their laundry, and/or have a 1-1 with our social workers. These services are … Continue reading We are open!
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
After a ministry announcement, Velos was forced to close the youth center on the 12th of March due to the threat of Covid-19. Despite the fact that this decision disrupted the daily activities, schedule and routine of both Velos Youth and the young people coming to Velos, it was a necessary measure to ensure the safety, … Continue reading Velos Youth goes online