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“My dream is to use my skills to help others…”

Meet Hussein! Hussein is from Afghanistan and has worked as a teacher in the CyberCafe with One Happy Family since the fall of 2020. But he has been a teacher and what he himself describes as a “technology fan” most of his life.  “I spend all my life learning computer science. I love video editing

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Putting a smile on everyones face: Falak

Meet Falak. Falak is working in the Café at One Happy Family. She is serving tea, coffee, hot chocolate, water, and biscuits to all visitors and volunteers. She has now been working with One Happy Family for more than a year. Falak, who is from Syria, prefers to get just one teaspoon of sugar in

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Meet Ramatulla!

For one and a half years now, Ramatulla from Afghanistan has been part of our family. His biggest passion in life is singing and music; you often hear him around the camp humming along to a song.  Before the lockdown, Ramatulla was teaching singing and piano lessons to around 30 students. Every now and then, they

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Coming back to the homeland

Meet Chrysa! After some years abroad, Chrysa decided to come back to Greece, her homeland, and work/volunteer at One Happy Family. Chrysa started volunteering with us in November 2020, as she wants to help out in any way she can during this crisis.  Currently, Chrysa is working on the online shop, helping the logistics team

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The smiler of OHF

Meet Mohammad… or Bacha, as he is affectionately known! He was born in 1996 in Syria, where all of his family remain. Mohammad is the smiler of OHF and is full of effervescent positivity, with a love for music, which he likes to play LOUD! He first came to the centre as a visitor; then,

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An integral part of OHF

Meet AliAli is an integral part of One Happy Family.  He started as our Cyber Café manager in 2019 and has been with us ever since.  He is held in very high regard by all of his colleagues and always seems to be helping someone; translating for a neighbour, visiting a sick friend, listening patiently when someone

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Thank you Giulia!

This month we would like you to meet Giulia. Giulia came to Lesvos for the first time in 2018, and came back several times since. On site she worked with OHF, and supported as well Medical Volunteers International as a professional nurse.  Her positive, heart-warming, very pragmatic, easygoing and always active attitude is a very

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Meet Aref

Meet Aref. Happy to help anyone in any way he can, Aref has opted to spend all of his days as a volunteer: Monday to Friday at OHF, and his weekends at Movement on The Ground. Although he is a skilled tailor, Aref is happy to put his hand and mind to anything, in or

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