”I can remember well the smiles on the faces of the people in the shop. Visiting a shop with a quite big selection of clothes, with fitting rooms, background music and friendly people waiting to help you, that was more than they could hope for. I realized that day that this concept was so much more than a fair and dignified distribution, we changed the atmosphere in the camp, the market became a social hub.” – Bart Driessen, Site Coordinator of Northern Greece.
In the refugee camp Nea Kavala one of the challenges for the residents, is the distance to the nearby town Polikastro. If they need anything, such as groceries, phone credit, medicine or to take the bus to Athens or Thessaloniki, this is where they need to go.
Late September we were invited to the premises of Ferd SE to present A Drop in the Ocean in front of an international jury. There were many applicants and we were proud to show some of the great work being done by so many of our volunteers fro refugees in Greece.
Sofia is a professional actress, who works for Escola de Noite (The school of the night) in Coimbra, central Portugal. The Theatre celebrates 25 years this year and they have set up 65 productions in total. Sofia has performed in almost 50 of them, and has also worked as a director for three plays.