Last week we bought and delivered about 50 Arabic-English dictionaries and language books for studying english to various projects in Thessoniliki. We would not have been able to do that without the amazing efforts of Vinyl Fantasy and Gays 4 Refugees which fundraised for the whole thing - a massive thank you to everyone who contributed!.
Last week a pallet arrived with about 2000 books donated by the wonderful Better World Books UK. The boxes have been divided between nine library and school projects in various refugee camps around Thessoniliki, Greece. This would not have been possible without the marvelous support of Read to Grow foundation, Vinyl Fantasy and Akkeri Aid support. A massive thank you to all of you!
The incredible team at 'Gays for Refugees' raised 427 euros for 'Books 4 Refugees' last week. I am eternally grateful and humbled by the support and help that is coming from people and organisation to support us making the lives of those unfortunate refugees that are forced to stay in tents during a Greek winter, a little better. With a delivery of about 2000 English books arriving this week in Greece to support about 8 ongoing school and library projects in the refugee camps, this money will be spent on Arabic-English educational material and dictionaries to distribute to relevant projects.
Some wonderful friends in Brussels have put together a fundraiser for ´Books 4 Refugees´on the 11 November at Rainbow House.
More info at https://www.facebook.com/Gays4Refugees-1753900261536292/…
The incredible 'Better World Books' have just confirmed a donation of 2000 books - which with the help of our wonderful friends at Akkeri, Read to Grow and the hardworking fundraising team at Vinyl Fantasy, will be shipped over to Greece in the end of November. These books will be distributed to various libraries and educational projects in the refugee camps around Thessoniliki, hopefully lighten the spirit and giving hope to the few thousands of refugees stuck in Greece though out this coming winter.
I am incredible grateful and humble for the support and donations this little project has got! A massive thank you to everyone!
On this beautiful Monday we have been so lucky to be contacted by ´Read to Grow´foundation who will be sponsoring the next shipment of books out to the refugee camps in Greece.
It has just been announced that BOOKS 4 REFUGEES are in the finals for the opportunity to get the Better World Books Literacy Grant 2016. Please help us reach the top three on the public vote stage so we can continue to better the lives of the children and adults now facing up to coming winter in the refugee camps in Greece.
Click on the link below and vote for Akkeri-Books 4 Refugees. You can vote once a day until the 23 September.
A box full of math books, english study books, dictionaries and a few carefully selected fiction books in arabic will be sent off tomorrow morning for the library and the school!
One of the amazing things that happen when the books arrived and we started to set up the library was that people started to approach me with their other talents and hobbies. Here we have tables and benches that were built by a few of the carpenters in the camp. A 22 year old girl asked shyly if she could show me something which turned out to be these stunning drawings she had been playing with. Women and men approach me with their knitting and I learned that the camp is full of tailors. A young friend in the camp showed me poems and short stories he had been working on and is translating them from Arabic to English with the help of google translate.
It brings such sadness to my heart to know that these gifted and hard working everyday people are forced to live in the shadows, unwelcome by countries that could definitely benefit and learn from their generosity, humility and authenticity. I hope to be able to share the tent that was built for the community centre and library with another organization who is trying to get a permission to being sewing machines to the camp.
The unknown and lost between the lines by Khalil.
'The unknown is something that was missing man or existing thing that is not a solution to it, or question lingering in people's minds that is not a solution to it asks each one of us with him and no one has the answer to any such man who fights and fights and defends his family and his homeland and their land usurped not one puts it in his mind and everyone knows what it ... ??
The unknown is the man who was born between the tales of hunger and war is the man who was born of corn dust in the land has become a place for experiments bombs and missiles ..!
The unknown is a child who lives between the bombing and destroyed houses is a child who calls life is the one who says Arhmona as God womb
Where are you who advocate on behalf of humanity where the Rights of the Child, which engulfed by the world where the future where love where the school where swing our orchards spring where my mother where my father compassionate and my little brother
I traveled to any country's teachers and my friends
Is it my fault I have a child I can not carry weapons and do you like you'd fight my fault that I lost my family and become a friend with hunger
Lost is the unknown and the impact of the prison includes extremists and spirits fishermen and traders to buy and sell precious money.
The unknown is living between four walls are not aware of you out when and how to be, and by whom is it like to forget the Lord's ability and arrogance on the ability of sand'