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
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!
After her three-week volunteering experience at Velos Youth, Alex, a member of our partners Omprakash, has written a strong blog post titled "Re-imagining Our Communities During the Covid-19 Pandemic". Drawing from her experience at our day centre, she explores how community borders are strengthened during this period of uncertainty, but also how spaces like Velos … Continue reading Blog post by our former volunteer
At the beginning of December, we decided to showcase all the art we have created the past quarter. With the great support of our former volunteers Arman and Sylvie, art pieces from our Creative Arts workshops, our impromptu art spaces, or from individuals' creative moments during their stay in Velos, overwhelmed and brightened our space! … Continue reading #Throwback – Art Exhibition at Velos
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
Velos Youth introduced our first ever Entrepreneurship Workshop to teach our young people how to think like an entrepreneur. It is very important for these young people to develop such skills which will benefit their future professional endeavours. Many of the young people have been interested in the stories of entrepreneurs from all over the … Continue reading Velos Entrepreneurship Workshop
Velos Youth has incorporated new Arts activities in its weekly program as we recognise the importance of expression and creativity. Every young person should have the opportunity to explore their creative self in a safe and open environment. Through our Photography workshop and our Creative Arts workshop taking place every week, we empower the people … Continue reading Strengthening Creativity
The Velos team is growing! Last week, two new volunteers joined us from the UK - Sylvie and Arman! They brought fresh energy in the space and an abundance of new ideas. Sylvie and Arman will be staying until December, organising workshops around photography, entrepreneurship, and global awareness. To follow some of their activities, keep … Continue reading Sylvie & Arman join the Velos team!
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