In 2021, refugee children and youth who arrive in Europe are forced to live on the streets, in public parks, and other precarious conditions in Greece. Our drop-in center offers a safe haven away from the harsh streets of Athens.
Football is much more than a leisure activity to those who attend our weekly football sessions run by the Faros drop-in center. It is a place to come together, regardless of nationality, background, or legal status.
At 13 years old he had to flee from his country to avoid being recruited into armed groups. “It was like a death sentence,” he says.
Virginia Tsigarida, Faros’ shelter cook, prepares more than 100 servings each day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
COVID-19 has disrupted formal and informal education for thousands of refugee children and youth. Faros' Horizon team came up with a solution: the Horizon Toolboxes. They provide basic equipment and materials required to students who study from home
We are honoured to announce our partnership with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in the protection of homeless refugee children in Athens. SNF is supporting Faros’ street work program and our Drop-In-Center in Athens.