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
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!
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
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…!
Everything has beauty. We should see it in different ways. Sometimes we go very far for find the beauty but many beautiful things in front of us we can't see beauty of them because we don't see them in beautiful way. We should see everything in different way for find the beauty. Photos are clicks … Continue reading “Everything has beauty”
Written by one of the Velos Youth founders, Jonny Willis, and published by I Witness Child Migration, the following article draws on the work of Velos Youth and highlights some of the current issues affecting homeless children in Greece. As of May 15, 2020, there are an estimated 967 homeless children residing outside of formal … Continue reading “Out of Sight, Out of Mind? (Where Are All the Homeless Children?)”
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
At the end of January 2020, Velos Youth had the pleasure of participating in a second football tournament with three other organisations in Athens - ActionAid, Faros and Red Cross. After going on weekly excursions to play football around Exarchia these past two, three months, the young people visiting our centre were ready to go … Continue reading Another day of football!
With the end of the decade approaching, Velos celebrated with a full day of decorating, creating arts and crafts, music and dance! The young people visiting Velos made sure to make our space festive. We created colourful garlands, beautiful shinny ornaments, wrote about our wishes for the new year, created drawings on our boards, and … Continue reading Celebrations in Velos