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The always active yet quiet author

Meet the Family: Helge Educator, psychologist, published author, co-founder of a museum, dance enthusiast… Helge has so many hats; but today we will focus on her as a beloved, long-term OHF volunteer. Helge first came to OHF in 2019 and stayed for 10 months. Sitting at one corner in the busy main hall, she started

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OHF has changed my life

This speech was given at the farewell by our Head of Security Ernest. It was too beautiful not to share!“Thank you everyone for attending to say goodbye to OHF Lesvos, before we meet again in Athens.  Today is a special day for me, and very important for me to stand in front of you. Since

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The Greek all-rounder in the family

Meet Fotini!  Our Greek teacher, our allrounder, coordinator of Sporos garden project at OHF, and as one of our community volunteers says, “one of the pillars of OHF”! Fotini, from Athens, has been with us for two years now. She met with OHF as she was continuing her university studies on the island. She started

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A spanish ping-pong and covid-testing expert

Meet Gustavo! Gustavo is our fantastic and funny volunteer from Spain, who has been with us at OHF for 3 months now. Here, people call him Moustafa, because it is a Farsi name.  Before volunteering, Gustavo was a visitor at OHF, and since those days, one of his favourite things to do at OHF is

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OHF got a new generation

Meet our OHF babies! 👶🏻👶🏼 After long months of waiting, our extended family has grown!  We finally got to meet Selin and Hussein. The two beautiful babies of our community volunteers Mohammed and Hosein.  Hosein has left Lesvos with his family and the newborn Selin to continue his journey to a better life. We’ll give

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We fell in love with the project

Meet Arturo and June Our new amazing social media guys from Italy and Spain have been here with us since October. Arturo is a very smiling and charismatic guy. He is very creative and always shows it by coming up with new ideas for the community. Arturo likes to be at the registration or at

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Coming back every year

Meet Romy! Romy is our lovely volunteer from Switzerland. She has been coming back to One Happy Family every year since we opened our gates, which we are incredibly thankful for since she is a ray of sunshine, making OHF a happier place for both our visitors and volunteers.  Her favourite things to do here

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Goodbye to our technology extraordinaire and teacher

Meet Hosain! This month we said another special goodbye to one of our incredible volunteers, Hosain.  Hosain has been with us for more than a year. During his time here he spread happiness and joy to all of our visitors and volunteers.  Hosain is our technology extraordinaire. He ran computer classes for our volunteers and

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OHF’s IT god

Meet Nicolas! Nicolas, our incredible coordinator from Switzerland, has been with us for 3,5 years! He is our partner coordinator but also our IT god. One of his latest projects is our new fabulous website for the visitors. His favourite thing to do at One Happy Family is going around to the different partners and

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The all-around handywoman

Meet Lisa! Lisa, our wonderful volunteer from Germany, has been with OHF for six months now. She is our all-around handywoman and really makes the community centre shine and sparkle with her magic touch. Lisa loves to paint and be creative. One of her happiest memories at OHF was when she was painting the online

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