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A helping hand

Guest blog by our partner, One Human Race

Just one month ago I asked for your support to help move H from a flimsy tent on the outside of a refugee camp one hour outside Athens, into the city. H had stood out to me from the other few hundred people stranded there due to his motivation. Not least as he was regularly travelling to Athens attending Greek language school, amongst other things.


Only one short month ago, he moved into a 7-share apartment in Athens thanks to donations from the public helping to pay 6 months rent and cover his basic needs, as he had absolutely no official financial support. 


Now, just two hours ago, he called me to tell me that his job interview at the Afghan Embassy in Athens was successful! I am typing this post sat outside the Embassy while H Is signing his new contract inside.

I knew he had a lot of potential but never in my wildest predictions did I imagine he would go from flimsy tent to a front line admin role at the diplomatic mission of his home country in under one month.

It shows once again how often just very little help can jump start someone’s life.

A god-forsaken camp an hour from Athens

A god-forsaken camp an hour from Athens

From a flimsy tent…

From a flimsy tent…