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Wonderful atmosphere

As said in our part about News from One Happy Family: The Victoria Community Center is open!  After months of preparing and organising it is finally happening and we’re more than happy to welcome everyone in Filis 68!  The opening ceremony was accompanied by musicians and so the atmosphere of One Happy Family on Lesvos

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First visitors at OHF Victoria Community Center

As told in the ‘News from the Community Centre’ section, we welcomed our first visitors last week. It was wonderful to see the Community Centre getting livelier by the day, and of course we could count on the great support of our One Happy Family. Ernest was at the newly installed reception and welcomed the

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A Big Thank You from Us to You

Five years of One Happy Family Community Centre on Lesvos, means five years of hundreds, maybe thousands, of people involved in making the Centre what it is today. All of the moments from the last five years stay close in our hearts. All the experiences we had have allowed us to go differently through the

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OHF is packed into boxes

As you could read under “News from the community centre”, we have decided to move to Athens. Of course, such a change of location brings some logistical work. In order to be able to use as many things as possible from our centre in Lesbos in Athens, many things are already being packed into boxes.

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International School of Peace closed

The International School of Peace (ISOP) has made some understandable and difficult decisions over these past months. Since March 2020, when the school burnt down and the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, many things changed and shifted from what we knew and how we worked. Their ability to fulfil their role in people’s lives they way

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Reusable bags from Manroof

Manroof supports us with 500 reusable bags per month. Those bags are made out of recycled banners. At OHF, we use those bags at the free online shop. They are packed with the ordered hygiene products and the people come and can pick up their individual orders.  Fifie, our coordination team member who is responsible

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First aid training

Last week we received an amazing and important first aid training provided by stichtingbootvluchteling. We were taught a number of lifesaving procedures from CPR to helping someone who is choking. A massive thank you to BRF for providing us with this training and helping us make OHF the safest place it can be!

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Colorful bubbles

And on and on the One Happy Family site gets more and more colourful. Our extraordinary volunteers together with our amazing visitors have been upgrading the community centre during the last days. The latest big colour change is that our free online shop has been given a new look.  We asked Chrysa, the brain behind

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Generations of Head of Security at OHF

But what does the security actually do? Is it only about looking like big policemen walking around speaking a secret language on a walkie-talkie? No – it is much different. The security team is the Welcome Committee of OHF. Ernest, our current Head of Security (read more about him in the Meet the Family part)

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Europe, can you look me in the Eyes?

In July, portraits of residents from the Kara Tepe camp were installed in 16 different European cities, as an exhibition from the famous photographer, JR. The exhibition is part of the larger “Inside Out Project”.  “Europe, Look me in the Eyes”, originally started in Lesvos, however it soon was echoed by groups across the European

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