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Catch Ups and Rooftop Updates

Last week the OHF team, alongside those from our partner organisations, came together for an evening of conversation, food and music on our wonderful rooftop space here at Victoria Community Centre.Between busy schedules and important meetings, it can sometimes be hard to catch each other, so events like these are crucial for everyone to come

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OHF Charity Day in Basel

This month there was another OHF event in Switzerland. On Saturday, August 27, a charity day was held at the Lido in Basel. It was possible to register in advance for beach volleyball, paddle tennis and bocce tournaments.The whole day was spent playing and sweating (an OHF team consisting of board members, volunteers and former

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Rooftop beautification

In typical OHF tradition, we always have something to decorate and paint. This time it was the roof terrace that got an upgrade and was beautified. We repainted the benches, got some extra tables and chairs and got some wonderful plants from Project Elea, which had to leave Eleonas Camp due to its upcoming closure.

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The OHF Table Tennis Tradition

And it goes on. Table tennis is being played in Athens again.Endless hours of table tennis and table tennis tournaments were played on Lesvos. And despite the limited space in Athens, we have also found space for our table tennis table here and can continue this tradition. And there are even the same duels being

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Discussing OHF core values together

On the weekend of 14 and 15 May a small miracle happened: the whole coordination team and the board of the Swiss association were together in one place for the first time in 5 years. The event was a two-day workshop led by MAPS to better define our structures in the organisation and align them

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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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