Where We Work
Most of our work is currently based on the island of Lesvos, Greece. This is where the largest refugee camp in Europe is located. Lesvos is also an important stop along the dangerous Eastern Mediterranean route (sea crossing from Turkey).
We focus on WASH and educational projects, mostly with a specific focus on women and children. As our concept is to work with refugees, not just for them, these projects are run by a group of 10 international All4Aid workers, 2 Greek staff and ca. 20 community volunteers (refugees who reside in the camp and volunteer with us as assistant teachers, shower operators, translators, etc.) to serve their own community.
Established in 2018, our centre is one of the very few locations where women and girls from Moria can take showers, wash clothes and receive basic items such as underwear, bras and feminine pads in a dignified manner. It is also a loving environment where hospitality, educational and recreational activities are offered.
Our trauma-informed, non-formal education programme for children aged 7 to 12. They attend classes from Monday to Friday and learn English, Maths, Arts and Physical Education (PE). Teaching takes place in a comfortable and well equipped setting (purpose built classrooms) and the children are provided with books, meals, etc.
A carpentry program that involves collecting old pallets and, together with male refugees, transforms them into tables, chairs, shelves and other pieces of furniture for the refugees to use. It takes place in a woodworking workshop space right behind our centre.
In this project we have seven community volunteers, who are seamstresses, manufacturing linen masks in our sewing workshop. Those masks are then distributed in Moria by our partners and brought back to our centre for washing and disinfection.
In this project refugee families affected by scabies are referred to our centre by MSF (Doctors Without Borders). At our centre they take showers, apply the medicine and are given a new set of clothes. We also wash all their regular clothes at a very high temperature to kill the scabies.
A special programme that we run for the children during their Summer school break. As the teachers and regular workers of All4Kids Learning centre take a break, some of our partners send short-term teams to provide the children with games and fun activities.
Key Partners & Supporters
These are some of the key organisations and churches that support our work by sharing expertise, providing funds, sending volunteers, etc. The level and type of support is different in each case.