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Photo Contest – A Drop in The Ocean

Dear Drops!

Throughout the course of the fall, A Drop in The Ocean has sent around 300 volunteers overseas. Very many of these volunteers have written updates and posted pictures in social media: They share their experiences and impressions, and of course, we are fortunate to see very many beautiful pictures! We would like to gather all the great photos and make a calendar for 2016. We hope that 2016 will be a much better year for all those who flee from war.
That is why we are holding this photo contest! The winners will have their pictures used in the calendar. We wish to see all kinds of pictures; they may be images of joy in helping others and hope for a better future, or fear and hopelessness.

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First Board Meeting – and New Bank Account

October 26, 2015 was a milestone in A Drop in The Ocean’s history. We held our very first board meeting.

The board members are Thomas Brager Carlsen, Olaf Thommessen, Kaja Espenes and Trude Jacobsen (chairman).

We have a new bank account: 1503 675 4327. All deposits to the old account will be transferred to this new one.

From the left: Trude Jacobsen, Thomas Brager Carlsen and Olaf Thommessen. Photo: Kaja Espenes

 

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“Drops” on Chios in October

Chios is the second island to receive the most refugees, with Lesvos on top of the list. Many Norwegian tourists took part and contributed in helping the refugees on Chios during the summer. They have helped with receiving them on the beaches and in the transit camp in the city park; they have also given a helping hand sorting clothes, serving and handing out food and other donations.

We now have small group of volunteers from A Drop in The Ocean on Chios, and they are participating and helping out alongside a local organization named “Lathra”.

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Childbirth on the shores of Lesvos

Born in Europe!

With A Drop in The Ocean’s volunteers as assistants, a little baby boy was born on the shores of Lesvos today on October 13, 2015.

Kaja Kristine Espenes, who is on her second trip for A Drop in The Ocean reports:

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Meanwhile, in Norway…

While Trude was busy handing out hugs and care, food and water , shoes and dry clothes to refugees she accepted on the beach in Lesvos , increased the group’s membership figures from a few hundred to many thousands . The drop in the ocean was in the national media several times , it was created local subsets of drop in the ocean in the country, and large and small -raising campaigns were initiated in the country.

Back home in Norway on September 2 , Trude writes :

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