Project update – Serres, 4th October

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It has been a hot summer in the local park, but although the heat slowed us down at times, it did not stop us or our students. And we had some new students too, once Save The Children had left at the end of July. Like many NGOs, they have lost their

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Project update – Nea Kavala, 28th September

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Hello and welcome to another update from We Are Here! Our adults, children’s and women’s activities and lessons in Nea Kavala continue to run smoothly with our new team of volunteers. With many new skill sets in the group, we’re

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Project update – Nea Kavala, 11th September

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Over the last couple of weeks, We Are Here has hosted some nice community events at the camp. Together with Drop in the Ocean, we celebrated Eid al-Adhar in Nea Kavala. In national or bigger ethnic groups, people

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Project update – Nea Kavala, 23rd August

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As an independent organisation, it is possible for We Are Here to be flexible and try to fill existing gaps within the camp as far as we can. Save the Children recently left Nea Kavala, creating a need for more childrenĀ“s activities and lessons. We quickly created a

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Project update – Nea Kavala, 8th August

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It has been another busy couple of weeks here at Nea Kavala! We have been working on lots of small projects and our ever-growing to-do list. Still, we are keeping up with our many lessons: popular as ever! In the Greek summer heat, our busiest classes are almost

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Project update- Serres, 31st July 2017

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Many very busy weeks have passed since we last gave an update on our English language classes with the Yazidis that we have continued to support since they left Nea Kavala camp back in August 2016. The community were returned to an upgraded Serres camp at the end of March after spending the winter in emergency hotel accommodation in a different town, having been evacuated from their tents in Serres in the minus degrees of December 2016.

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Project update – Nea Kavala, 24th July 2017

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We Are Here has had a busy couple of weeks, and is happy to offer more activities. As a Community Centre, we are always trying to involve people from different countries, different belief groups, different ages, different genders in our activities to create a camp community together. Simply offering classes to all adults or children in the camp does bring people together, but

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Project update – Nea Kavala, 13th July 2017

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This week in Nea Kavala has been very busy with our usual workload of classes and activities, as well as some new English activities we are offering to our many eager beaver English students! Alongside our four levels of English classes five days a week, we now also have a

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Project update – Nea Kavala, 6th July 2017

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There has been lots of news from Nea Kavala as we attempt to attend to the needs of the ever-fluctuating refugee community within the camp. Last week was particularly hot as a heatwave smothered Greece with temperatures above 40 C. The camp residents

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Project update – Nea Kavala, 20th June 2017

 

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We Are Here has had some great fun with activities and events recently. Local schools are over for the long Greek summer holiday, so there are plenty of children around again. Also the last of the people who have been in camp for over a year are starting to move on with their asylum cases and

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