Support the integration of refugee children IN GREECE
Lighthouse Relief (LHR)has been assisting refugee children, youth, and unaccompanied minors in Ritsona Long-Term Accommodation Centre since 2016. Currently, Ritsona is at full capacity and roughly 900 people call this dusty former military base turned refugee camp home.
We serve the children and youth here by operating two well-equipped spaces in the camp. One is dedicated to children, and the other to the camp’s youth. In these spaces we provided age-appropriate and tailored psychosocial activities, music, art, crafts, and sports. These activities are implemented with the aim of providing immediate and long-term benefits to the children and youth, whose lives have been utterly disrupted by their forced migration. At the moment, there is no other actor offering similar activities in Ritsona refugee camp.
In addition to our work in Ritsona, we maintain a relief team on the island of Lesvos, who work day and night to provide immediate relief to people arriving on the northern shores of Lesvos.
Now, more than ever, they need our support.
LHR would like to enrich its activities by providing Greek language courses taught by specialist professional teachers, as well as a range of dynamic STEM courses (Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics) which will strengthen the mathematical and problem-solving skills of Ritsona’s children. We are also planning IT workshops which we believe will be extremely beneficial to the youth in particular.
LHR aims to support and strengthen the skills of those already in formal education and to provide a bridge for those who are currently outside the formal school system.
Providing educational activities will increase the sense of self-sufficiency, self-confidence, social inclusion and self-worth of our young beneficiaries and will strengthen their ability to cope with adversity and stress.
We urgently need your support to continue our work.
It is also possible to support Lighthouse Relief through monthly donations using Paypal! This helps us ensure that we can continue to offer support to vulnerable people across our operations.
REGULAR DONATION THROUGH PAYPAL
Or support Lighthouse Relief through a one-time donation using PayPal! Every donation helps secure much needed resources needed to provide support to vulnerable populations across our operations.
Norwegian donations can also be done through Vipps:
VIPPS any amount to 45242270 (account holder Liv Karin).
Please mark your payment "Lighthouse".
Swedish donations can also be done through Swish:
SWISH any amount to 123 683 85 85.
Please mark your payment "Lighthouse"
Swedish bankgiro: 377-6507
IBAN SE56 5000 0000 0540 3103 9751
Thanks to our partners and donors:
Our donors are crucial to our work. Please contact us if your company is interested in sponsoring our work.
thankS for your generous support:
Lighthouse Relief, Swedish organisation: 802503-7444 — Lighthouse Relief Hellas, Greek VAT: 99708310