This Glitter is Gold

This Glitter is Gold

11. November, 2016 By Adrienne Twice a week a group of the female residents at Elpida meet up sharing tips, tricks and knowledge about one of the neglected parts of their lives as refugees – their outer beauty.  Adrienne, one of the volunteers facilitating the...
What’s Next for Better Days?

What’s Next for Better Days?

04. November 2016 By Better Days Dear Better Days Family, Better Days is fuelled by the collective intelligence and incredible power of wild hearts who share our vision of a better world.  We celebrate collaboration and welcome partnerships that share our vision to...
Elpida’s first photography exhibition

Elpida’s first photography exhibition

30. October, 2016 By Eli The idea came from the kids. Many of us volunteers lug our cameras all over camp, ecstatic to document everything – residents, volunteers, activities, stray cats and sunsets. And it’s not uncommon to be rushing down the stairs and feel a tug...
Calling for Unity and Sustainable Programmes

Calling for Unity and Sustainable Programmes

26. October, 2016 By Elena, co-founder Following the fires in Moria there was an influx of support, offers of help and donations. Each time there is a moment of crisis, individuals and organizations pull together and rise to the occasion. This is a wonderful,...
A volunteer’s perspective on returning to Greece

A volunteer’s perspective on returning to Greece

19. October, 2016 By Tomas O’Loingsigh Tomas joined Better Days after being exposed to the intensity of the refugee crisis on a previous trip through Greece and Europe. Here he shares his perspective on the desire to help and his work at Elpida. Last year I was...
Interview with Mohammad

Interview with Mohammad

13. October, 2016 By Kim Mohammad, one of our first residents, tells us his story. The interview is both in English and Spanish – see the original Spanish version below (translated into English by the volunteers). Who are you? My name is Mohamed, I am Syrian...