Community Center on Lesvos

"Work WITH the people,
not FOR them"

The One Happy Family Community Center is a place which is built and run together with people from refugee camps on the Greek island of Lesvos.

Who we are and what we do

Learn about the hisory and the people behind the One Happy Family community center.

Volunteer with us

We are always looking for people which support us on the ground as Volunteers.

Help us to be able to help

Your money keeps the center up and running. You can donate via bank transfer or PayPal.

From our blog

  • ‘My impact starts now’
    Tina Leiser She decided to go to Lesvos because she felt the need to know what refugees in Europe go through. After this experience, Tina Leiser is ready to raise awareness in Switzerland. ‘I know my impact in Lesvos was really small. But I needed to come here to understand the whole situation. Now I can take the next step which is raising […]

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*Happy People do good things* 
It’s the international day of happiness so we would like to share some of our happiness moments with you, starting with the most important: 
*Spending the day with people from all different parts of the world!
#FacesOfOneHappyFamily
But also: 
*A smiling cook preparing food for 1000 people. 
*A confident teacher giving an English lesson. 
*A kid running around with a kite. 
*A teenager playing basketball with his friends. 
*A mother drinking a tea in our Women’s space.
*A guitar teacher showing proudly the skills of his students. 
*An exhausted but happy person after a sports class. 
*A proud student showing his school book. 
*A visitor enjoying the warm lunch. 
*A child using the One Happy Playground. 
*And of course the sun shining on all of our faces. 
All of these are happiness moments happening each day at our Community Centre (and there are a thousand more 🤗). 
Thanks for taking part in this happiness, we hope our posts give you some happiness so that you’re ready to spread it again! 🤗 
#spreadhappiness 
#internationaldayofhappiness
#chooselove 
#happypeopledogoodthings

*Happy People do good things*

It’s the international day of happiness so we would like to share some of our happiness moments with you, starting with the most important:

*Spending the day with people from all different parts of the world!
#FacesOfOneHappyFamily

But also:
*A smiling cook preparing food for 1000 people.
*A confident teacher giving an English lesson.
*A kid running around with a kite.
*A teenager playing basketball with his friends.
*A mother drinking a tea in our Women’s space.
*A guitar teacher showing proudly the skills of his students.
*An exhausted but happy person after a sports class.
*A proud student showing his school book.
*A visitor enjoying the warm lunch.
*A child using the One Happy Playground.
*And of course the sun shining on all of our faces.

All of these are happiness moments happening each day at our Community Centre (and there are a thousand more 🤗).

Thanks for taking part in this happiness, we hope our posts give you some happiness so that you’re ready to spread it again! 🤗

#spreadhappiness
#internationaldayofhappiness
#chooselove
#happypeopledogoodthings
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Love this community. Love what you've all created together.

That's just how to improve the Human Sources

Why you don't make the new one?

Harvest day in the garden at #OneHappyFamily!🥬🥦

Together for Better Days
Harvest day is always a special day at Eco-Hub!. It's full of satisfaction, as we see the crops that we've grown from seed finally reach maturity. It's full of smiles, as community members watch us deliver overflowing baskets of vegetables to the One Happy Family - Community Center, Lesvos kitchen.

Last week, we saw it full of helping hands, as students from the Berkshire School in Massachusetts assisted us in picking cabbage and cauliflower, and in pulling weeds so our food crops have more room to grow!

EcoHub is an open community, and we're happy to welcome visitors from all over the world who come together to learn, to play, and to rejuvenate. Thank you to Berkshire for getting your hands dirty with us!

(and thank you James Jarvill for the time-lapse video!)
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So inspired!!!! Sending much love to OHF!

Mira Pandora A Maga

#BalanceforBetter - not just today, but everyday! International Women's Day 2019

"#Womenrights are not negotiable! Neither in Europe nor anywhere else. Women in the refugee-camps all over Greece are facing unacceptable risks. Physical safety is not granted, exploitation is happening on a daily basis and the psychological well-being is far away from being provided. Especially single women in #moria often become victims of abuse and are struggling to be safe every day. This needs to be changed. Hotspots like #Moria are no place for women, nor for any other human being!"

This was our quote for International Women's Day 2018. Not much changed - the situation is still the same… And exactly the same is happening with women rights and gender equality all over the world. The progress is much slower than it should be. Forty-one countries recognize only a man to be the head of the household; 27 countries still require that women obey their husbands by law; and 24 countries require women to have the permission of their husband or a legal guardian (such as a brother or father) in order to work. But even in #switzerland, gender equality is not granted. Women are still payed less for the same work as men, facing sexual harassment at their work place and in private live and political bodies are still mostly occupied by men (up to 85% on the national level).

Discrimination based on race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status is violating human rights law. Therefore, to #fightforhumanrights also means to #fightforwomenrights

#equalrights #womenrights #humanrights
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2 weeks ago

 

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👭👭👭👭👭👭💜🌸🎈

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