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Next stop: a bus to integration

We need your help to bridge the gap between Nea Kavala refugee camp and the closest city! Contribute to financing a free bus service.

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878€

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3.500€

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Published: 24 Aug 2020

Can you imagine living an hour walk away from the closest supermarket and not having access to a car or any kind of public transport? This is the living situation of all inhabitants of Nea Kavala refugee camp, in northern Greece.

 

Nea Kavala refugee camp is an hour walk away from Polykastro, the main urban center of the area. Because of that, the 1500 people who live in it must go through long journeys in order to cover basic needs such as buying groceries and also in order to have access to educational and cultural programs organized by the Open Cultural Center (OCC). 

 

This is just another discrimination factor on top of the long list of challenges faced by those who live in the refugee camp. At OCC we are fighting to bridge the gap between the city and Nea Kavala. Since the 13th of July, we have opened a free bus service that connects the inhabitants of the camp to the city. 

 

This project helps fight the frustration related to the long journeys to the city and creates a higher motivation for the people who couldn’t attend the OCC classes simply because they didn’t have time or the weather didn’t allow. Most importantly, the bus makes OCC’s educational activities possible and more efficient.

 

However, our tools are not always enough, and that’s why we need your help… Help us meet our 3.500€ goal! 5€, 10€, 15€… any help will be welcome! With a donation of 20€, you will cover the full cost of one bus journey between Nea Kavala and OCC’s classes. If you donate 100€, you will be making possible a whole day of bus service for the inhabitants of the camp! Once we collect 2000€, a matchfunding will allow us to get to 3.500€, which will guarantee 175 free bus journeys between Polykastro and Nea Kavala, freeing our beneficiares of thousands of dangerous walks in the heat!!! 

 

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Access to transport is another visible face of inequality in our society!

 

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Open Cultural Center es una organización sin ánimo de lucro que lleva a cabo programas educativos y culturales en los campamentos de refugiados y zonas urbanas de Grecia donde los casos de migrantes más vulnerables están siendo reubicados.

Nuestro trabajo se realiza a través de voluntarios de todo el mundo, refugiados de la comunidad y locales griegos, cooperando y trabajando en la misma línea y basándonos en las necesidades de la comunidad.

En Grecia, impartimos clases de griego e inglés a niños y adultos, tenemos un espacio de mujeres, un jardín de infancia, actividades deportivas para hombres y mujeres, un taller de ordenadores y un punto para buscar trabajo y realizar CVs. También realizamos actividades culturales como música, costura, arte, yoga para todos los públicos. Todas estas actividades ayudan a mejorar la integración cultural, social y laboral de los habitantes de los campos.

Desde nuestro centro en Cataluña, también tenemos programas de inclusión sociolaboral y realizamos acciones de sensibilización a través de la educación: impartimos charlas en colegios e institutos, exposiciones itinerantes de fotografía, impartimos clases de árabe, etc.

Donators (28)

Sara

15€

5 hours ago

S Moseley

15€

5 hours ago

Jalal

35€

6 hours ago

Feliu

35€

5 days ago

Joanna

15€

5 days ago

Anastasios

50€

5 days ago

Anonymous

35€

6 days ago

DP

5€

7 days ago

Anonymous

15€

9 days ago

Anonymous

100€

10 days ago

Eugenio

25€

11 days ago

Garazi

25€

12 days ago

Michelle

5€

13 days ago

Isabel

1€

13 days ago

Jarvis

25€

17 days ago

Lorena

25€

20 days ago

epelaez1

15€

20 days ago

Nathan

20€

20 days ago

Ed Hossam

Hidden donation

21 days ago

clara

100€

21 days ago

Paula

2€

21 days ago

Marc abdo

5€

21 days ago

ANTONIA

100€

22 days ago

Anonymous

Hidden donation

25 days ago

Anastasios

25€

25 days ago

Isabel

Hidden donation

27 days ago

Laia Grau

10€

27 days ago

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Comments (5)

I work with Jalal. Keep doing great work!!

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