Transforming Lives

We combine protection services with informal education and mentoring that enable unaccompanied children to cultivate their talents.

Our Services for
Unaccompanied Children.

We protect every child’s fundamental right to a childhood and equip them with the skills to face the future
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About

who we are

Faros is a Christian non-profit organization that provides humanitarian care and individual support to unaccompanied children and refugee youth. Our vision is to see every unaccompanied child and refugee youth live with dignity and hope and be equipped to make a positive change in society. We want to take responsibility of the individual unaccompanied children and refugee youth, and help them find safety, discover their worth, and build a future perspective.

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Approach

Embracing people

We help unaccompanied children and refugee youth find safety, discover their worth, and build a future perspective. We work holistically and take responsibility for each refugee child and youth and provide individual tailored care. Through this we wish to see every unaccompanied child and refugee youth live with dignity and hope and to be equipped to make a positive change in society. We aim to contribute to a more efficient child protection system by conducting independent research, bringing best practices, and partnering with experts around the world.

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News
14 December '20

New study on labor market integration

Faros published a new study, “An Abundance of Unleashed Potential,” which draws on the experience of multiple stakeholders in Greece and provides essential insights into the missed opportunities and the potential of refugee youth.

29 June '20

"I felt safe and secure at Faros"

Mahmadullah, 19, knows unaccompanied children who have turned to petty crimes and prostitution at the center of Athens to get by. In fact, most of his friends have done it. He hasn’t. He knows that they are doing it to buy food and clothes, things...

30 May '20

A story of resilience and love

The best-selling novel, The Beekeeper of Aleppo, was born out of Ms. Christy Lefteri's volunteering experience at Faros' Family Center in downtown Athens. It is a powerful story of love and...

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