Who we are
Together for Better Days, a Greek-Swiss registered non-governmental organization formally founded in January 2016, supports innovative independent projects designed as alternative responses to the refugee crisis.
We create successful and replicable models of humanitarian aid delivery and emergency response. Our work is imbued with a sense of responsibility for the impact our actions have on both the mental and physical well-being and futures of our beneficiaries. We strive to improve quality of life for refugees while developing sustainable humanitarian aid mechanisms. We believe this two-pronged approach is essential to counteract the many negative results we see on the ground arising from an outdated and inefficient system of humanitarian aid delivery. Underlying everything we do is the simple belief that everyone, everywhere, deserves to be treated with dignity and humanity.
Together with our partners, growing community of followers, and sponsors we seek to reinvent how humanitarian aid can be distributed in a more dignifying, de-victimizing way. We address how global humanitarian principles such as equality and empowerment can be embedded within the management style and the response mechanisms designed to provide relief to international asylum seekers.
Better Days’ operations to date have been entirely dependent on private funding, and our workforce consists of dedicated long-term and short-term volunteers. Our strength lies in our capacity for innovation and our ethic of collaboration. We celebrate collaboration and welcome partnerships with people and organizations that share our vision to create solutions that enable our beneficiaries to reclaim their independence and agency.
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“We are in the business of reclaiming humanity.”
” We came together because it was simply the right thing to do…in a world full of darkness, we are showing that humanity can prevail. Our biggest mission is not only to nurture bodies but also to nurture souls. Better Days is fueled by the incredible power of open hearts and minds. “
Elena Moustaka & Kiki Velychko
FOUNDERS AND DIRECTORS
COMMUNICATION AND COORDINATION
” If you think you are too small to be effective, then you have never been in bed with a mosquito. “
” In this world of problems and unrest, a community of passionate individuals working towards a common goal, is the only way forward. For me, Better Days brings people to create a global community with, creativity and evolutionary magic. “
” We did it because we could. The freedom to enact change is not to be wasted. My heart lead me here and it won’t let me leave. “
“I can’t imagine not doing this work. Every little bit you can do makes a difference – including the smile you greet someone with, and Better Days is full of smiles.”
“Too often we jump to the conclusion that something is impossible simply because we cannot see the solution. No one knows enough to be a pessimist.”
“Everyone deserves a safe and comfortable place to live. No one should live in fear. Volunteering is the best thing I have ever done, and I plan to keep working until we achieve worldwide peace.”
WEB & SHIFT LEAD
“I realized that I am not helpless – that I, as an individual, am a ressource and possess the power and will to make a – somewhat little – impact; but also that as we gather so does our ability to make a difference.”
” We have a choice. We can be pessimists. We can resign ourselves to the idea that nothing is going to work. We can give up and in turn insure that the worst will happen. Or, we can grasp the opportunities that do exist, the rays of hope that do exist, and say ‘well, maybe we can make it a better world’. For me, that’s not much of a choice. “