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23 Feb

Refugee story tellers Episode 3: The Change Makers

Khudadad explores how staying active is helping refugees in Moria to stay positive despite living in dire conditions. He talks to four inspirational refugees, Yaya, Amir, Fifi and Ahmad who use their time in Lesvos to help others and improve their lives. Amir, a refugee from Afghanistan, works as a tailor making bags out of life jackets while also learning English and Greek, translating for NGOs and running his own photography website.

“I should be doing more because this is my second chance to build by life. I had my life before but I lost it. Right now I’ve found the safety and possibility to rebuild it again,” he tells Khudadad.

The third episode of Refugee Media Production’s podcast series focuses on the positives of the situation in Lesvos, and encourages young refugees to “use their time and make themselves ready for their futures.”

14 Jan

Refugee story tellers Episode 2: Praying For Disease

“Living under inhumane circumstances in the refugee camp Moria in Lesvos, Greece, people do everything they can in order to get a vulnerability paper from the doctors. It is said, that if you are vulnerable, the authorities will move you away from the camp to better circumstances.

In this episode, we listen to the voice of a young refugee who is currently living in the camp. He explains in further details about the hard conditions, violence and the abuse of alcohol that takes place in the camp.

The episode is created by Khodadad
Produced by Refugee Media Production”

17 Dec

Refugee story tellers Episode 1

This first episode of the new Podcast series from Refugee story tellers, is made from one of our most dedicated students, Khudadad:

In this episode, he explains to us through an interview with a refugee from Afghanistan like himself, about the smuggler’s route – how it works and how thousands of people smuggle themselves to Europe as the only solution they have for a peaceful life.

Then he goes on about how people get sent to the military camp Moria, where the hardships continue for months or even years.

In the next episode, we take our listeners inside the camp to understand a daily routine of one of the resident’s living in a tent in camp Moria.

02 Oct

One Happy Podcast #9

In this episode we will talk about different topics:

First, Mary from the Pedagogical Institute of LA that volunteered in One Happy Family for few weeks, will explain what ‘The Nest’ is and how and who started it, what it can offer to children and why it is very important here.

Then 3 of our visitors will talk about their situation in Moria and their dreams.

Aref is here on the island since 8 months, fortunately he got the blue stamp recently. Now he has to wait for his sister and her family. Listen to what he says is happening right now on Lesvos.

Hassan is here since 2 years and continuously gets the red stamp, the only things he wants is going to Athens.

Khodadad is here since 1 year and 3 months, continuously getting the red stamp, he doesn’t care anymore now, until his situation will change he just spends his time to get skills for his future. Listen in the podcast what he has to say about Moria.

Enjoy the episode and let us know what you think ✨

20 Sep

One Happy Podcast #8

This Episode is all about recording, editing and creating Radio.

We present you the Radio Lesvos workshop in One Happy Family, organised and led by the three amazing volunteers

Amelie, Clement and Adrien from Monobloc.

Amelie will explain what they wanted to achieve in their workshop, how it went, what participants learnt and why One Happy Family is a very interesting place to do workshops. 

Also two of the participants explain why they loved being part of the whole program, why it is important to be active and learn during the time people are on this island and what they actually learned in this short two weeks.

12 Sep

One Happy Podcast #7

This week we talk about how people deal with foreign languages and situations where they got misunderstood, had an awkward situation or laughed because of funny mistakes.

We will also introduce the professional skills workshop with Danielle and Cliff. What was important for them while they were here, how did people participate and what skills did they adopt?

In the end we will explain you some expressions and words that you can only understand when you are here in Lesvos. For example what does it mean, when you say: ‘Mobile phone Alibaba.’ 

Have fun listening and let us know what you think in the comments.

26 Aug

One Happy Podcast #5

This Episode is all about the One Happy Family currency the ‘Drachma’.

What is Drachma? Where does this name come from?

Where can I use Drachma?

How many Drachmas do I need for a tea or a coffee? 

How does the new recycling idea for the café work?

How much costs a shampoo?

What do we have in our shop?

How many Drachmas do I need to play one round of Playstation Fifa?

Where do we actually issue the Drachma for the entire center?

Those and many more questions will be answered in this week’s Podcast.

And what would happen if the Drachma would take over the world financial market? As always a little comedy in the end to make you smile and let you digress into a fantasy world where Drachma rules the world 😁

15 Aug

One Happy Podcast #4

This episode is all about the volunteers. 

We chat with Sam, who volunteered in One Happy Family for 2 months. If you want to know how your time as a volunteer in OHF could look like, listen to Sam’s stories, experiences, laughter and statements.

We also asked Aimerance, who works in the Café how she feels about the volunteers who come and go all the time and how she feels sad and happy about that at the same time.

We will have a sneak peak into the pottery workshop, talking to Hugo and a short comedy dialog about the usual small talk with volunteers, that for sure will make you smile.

Enjoy and let us know about your own volunteer experiences!

07 Aug

One Happy Podcast #3

Sam, Zahra, Ali, Paul, Clara, Emilia, Mindy, Reza are helpers, volunteers and visitors of One Happy Family. In our 3rd Podcast we asked them what their favourite part of #OneHappyFamily is.

Primary health care, sort out medical histories, treat chronic illnesses and acute problems, assist in social and psychological problems; @DocMobile is doing a lot everyday. Listen to Lucia, one of their coordinators, and get more informations.

What is water? Do you know how important water is? – A short comedy to make you laugh in the end😀

What is your favourite part of One Happy Family?

Enjoy our new podcast and let us know what you think in the comments!