Thanks to Fundacja Ocalenie, we were able to participate in a study visit in Athens. We spent there four fruitful days, visiting various NGOs and official institutions (and in the meantime – the Greek monuments J). We could see how Greece faced the great challenge of providing living conditions for thousands of refugees who had reached the Greek islands last year.
We visited NGOs: Greek Forum of Migrants, ARSIS, AITIMA, Doctors of the World, PRAKSIS and METadrasi. We had the chance to talk with an activist who works for the informal initiative that has created a hotel for the refugees PLAZA. We were also invited to the office of the Advocate for Citizens' Rights and met with the deputy of the mayor of Athens for migration matters – with Lefteris Papagiannakis.
All these initiatives and NGOs do a humongous amount of work, which is supported by hundreds of volunteers from all around the world.
If you are interested in a voluntary service in Greece, we advise you to contact the aforementioned organisations.
Every bit of help counts.