Last Tuesday, a group of 6 young people met in Velos Youth centre to participate in the weekly Bloggers workshop. During the workshop they had a vivid discussion on "What Velos Youth means to me". They came up with the following ideas: "Velos has given us a great deal of help. People from Velos have … Continue reading Velos Bloggers: ‘What Velos means to me’
On June 7, 2021 I started working in one of the best hotels in Attika. During the first month of my work there it was not easy because I had a lot of thing to learn and everything was overwhelming for me. HR360 applied for me in the hotel and Velos Youth supported me to … Continue reading My first job in Greece!
In the continuation of the "Bloggers workshops", the young persons discussed and shared ideas upon important issues that affect their lives, such as education. After having a fruitful discussion, Bernard, 20 years old, shared: "In my view, I think that education is important to human beings because it starts from an early age and more … Continue reading Velos Bloggers: ‘What education means to me’
After a pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic, "Creative Bloggers" workshops have started again in Velos Youth centre. New ideas and new discussions already took place last Tuesday and we are full of creativity for the months to come. If you are interested in participating, contact us through our social media (Facebook, Instagram) and we … Continue reading Bloggers meet again!
Velos Youth is, for the first time, building an Advisory Board to support broadly it's operations. A diverse and inclusive board sought, and so applications from those under the age of 25 and/or those who have experienced similar journeys to the young people we work with are particularly welcome. Experience of working in the humanitarian … Continue reading Open call for Advisors
Under "My Rights!" project we have created an informative leaflets regarding family reunification procedures in order to inform the young asylum seekers who want to be reunified with their families! You can find all the necessary information on the leaflets. Please, do not hesitate to contact us for further clarifications. The leaflets are available in … Continue reading Informative leaflets – My Rights! project
Things I did when the lockdown started I was a bad sleeper, I used to go to bed around 5am in the morning and wake up during the day. I changed my sleep schedule because I was Idle at home and not doing much. Βefore the lockdown I used to go to African Clubs and … Continue reading My Lockdown Experience
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
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
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