One Happy Family is a non-profit organization, dedicated to providing a safe space of interaction for asylum seekers, volunteers, and people from different nations. Therefore, the Community Center was built on the Greece Island Lesvos. Due to its geographical proximity to Turkey, Lesvos represents a stopover to most people fleeing from war and crises. As a result of bureaucratic hurdles, asylum seekers are stuck on the island for several months. To fill the gap caused by insufficient humanitarian aid and missing state support, One Happy Family – together with their partner organizations and on the initiative and request of refugees – provide many different projects, such as schools, sports programs, or psychological support. The range of projects and programs, therefore, varies depending on the respective capacity and needs. With the community center, One Happy Family wants to involve people living in the camps in brainstorming and decision-making processes in order to strengthen their independence, self-drive, and sense of responsibility.
- January 27, 2021