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Meet Beatriz... Volunteer on Chios

Meet Beatriz... Volunteer on Chios

The lack of education, security and dignity of the teenagers, and how to provide these basic necessities, the conditions that these small organisations like Action for Education face aren't easy. However, the amazing team in which I have found myself has made everything much more enjoyable and fun and with a deep feeling of solidarity.

Greek Islands Winter Crisis

Greek Islands Winter Crisis

Chios is snowing and there is a desperate need to buy blankets for people in the refugee camp. People live in tents and sleep right on the plastic bottom of the tent. People are shaking with cold when they queue. At the last delivery I had a warm scarf that I used to warm ice-cold hands with. If you want to be a fellow man then this is the right moment.

My heart is full - Chios, Greece

My heart is full - Chios, Greece

“My heart is full”, were the apt words first-time volunteer Lucy found herself saying from the Greek island of Chios, and I knew exactly what she meant. The people, the situation, the place. It’s now my third day on Chios and I’m struggling to share even half of the story and emotion of being here.