Today we are happy, excited and full of anticipation when launching our ‘Drop Field Training’ for our Volunteers!
“The effort of A Drop in the Ocean is a mere drop, but their work is incredibly important and well-organised. Keeping track of the logistics of us volunteers calls for good skills and leadership qualities. It went astonishingly well, with the patience and oversight of good leaders. The offer is wonderful, despite not reaching everyone in the camps. The social employment, language training, crafts, games, sports, and more are some of the foundation for creating hope. A drop helps.” – William Nygaard, previous editor and director of H. Aschehoug & CO, chairman of the Norwegian PEN, and voluntary fieldworker for A Drop in the Ocean.
Johnny Augland has long experience in making blues music, and has previously engaged and inspired other young blues musicians. Now, he is using his voice to shed light on humanitarian challenges in the on-going refugee situation in Greece and Europe. This is done by releasing a song called «Liten Flykting» (Norwegian, meaning little refugee), on 20 June 2019 on the boat MS Bjørvika, and donating the proceeds to A Drop in the Ocean’s work for people on the run.
A Drop in the Ocean is the only remaining Norwegian aid organisation who work in refugee camps in Greece. We uncover humanitarian needs, and contribute to finding sustainable and worthy solutions to improve the everyday life for refugees. Together we can make a difference!
“If the feeling of physical relief, as we stepped out of the camp and returned to the peaceful surroundings of Moria Village, is anywhere close to how many of the refugees feel when they make the same trip almost every day to visit the Drop Centre, A Drop in the Ocean is doing a priceless job. Through various activities in the Drop Centre, as a voluntary field worker, you contribute to giving people who live under gruesome conditions something to look forward to – a safe place from the weighted atmosphere inside the camp, and something to fill their long days with. It is clear that the activities are greatly appreciated and make a difference for all those who participate.” – Peder Laumb Stampe and Hanne Clementine Meyer