We are local teachers, professors, and small business owners working with refugees. Together, we want to create an opportunity where refugees can improve their education, learn and grow their skill sets. As members of the community we know the difficult economic situation faced by the people of Lesvos, and the difficulties of the refugees arriving here. The terrible conditions at Moria camp have been reported on extensively by international media, so we aren't here to tell you how bad things are.
Stand By Me Lesvos is a different type of Non Profit, we are taking a bad situation and with very little funds, working to make a safe, positive space, where we can train and teach refugees, and advise them on how to reintegrate from the margins of camp life, back into mainstream society. While international NGOs come and go, here in Lesvos: we live here, we share our home with the refugees and our commitment and our projects are for the long term.
Stand by Me Lesvos is trying to fully integrate refugees as volunteers into our projects. Some were teachers before or learned other skills.
Without the participation of refugees our work would not be able. So we are a group of Greeks, Afghans, Iranians, Pakistanis and Syrians.
We are co-operating with various international partners and we hope to expand this partnership.
We urgently are looking for organizations who can supply food, clothes and learning material.
We are very grateful for the legal assistance Fenix Humanitarian Legal Aid is giving the refugees at our Academia.