AntetokounBros Academy is a community program that combines basketball training and educational inspiration aimed towards underprivileged young boys and girls, 12 to 16 years old.
The program involves 90 minutes of basketball training once a week for 100 athletes per year at two training grounds: Ampelokipoi court (Argolidos 23) and Lambrini court (Amiklon & Teo, Agios Andreas) (50 athletes per court).
Moreover, the program provides 12 training positions for junior coaches, 18 to 25 years old. The junior coaches will be able to participate in the training sessions of the AntetokounBros Academy under the supervision of the Head Coach Anastasia Kostaki, the first Greek woman to play in WNBA.
In addition to the core basketball training, the program involves athlete clinics, tournament events, a series of mentorship workshops, inspirational speeches and basketball school sessions that athletes and junior coaches will also need to attend as part of their participation. The educational sessions will be held at the Onassis Stegi
The 1st Job Fair for candidates with refugee or migrant background will be organized by the Livelihoods Committee on Tuesday 5 November, at Serafio of the City of Athens from 11:30 to 17:00. The event is going to take place with the participation of companies and organizations from various sectors of the Greek economy, wishing to meet candidates of different professional backgrounds and explore job and collaboration opportunities.
Odyssea schedules the organization of 9 different courses, covering diverse thematic areas, prioritizing social integration and connection of our beneficiaries with the World of Work.
Makers Residency, Programming, Basic IT, Sales, Presentation and Entrepreneurial Skills, Woodworking, Metalworking, CNC operation, and Line cooking belong to the main pillars of our Training Program, accompanied by a series of soft skills training, namely; Analytical Thinking, Agile Training, Life Coaching and Career Counselling.
Entrepreneurial training is additionally backed by Digital Social Marketing and introduction to Greek Taxation, for those trainees interested in working as freelancers.
We invite you all to the music journey that is about to begin at the Social Spot Of Caritas Hellas in Neos Kosmos (Rene Pio 2Α), to an activity where the participants will have a first meeting with singing(elocution, breathing exercises, tutoring of traditional Greek music and folk style music) which will give them the chance to meet with artistic procedures.
The goal is to get a better knowledge of expressing through art and using art as mean of communication and sentimental expression.
Come to sing and fill our lives with music!
Solidarity Now in cooperation with Fred Roberts Photography Foundation are implementing a photography workshop“Social and Cultural Integration”. The workshop includes lectures and photography workshops at selected locations in the center of Athens. The workshop will be completed with a photography exhibition which will be open to the public and will be followed with a diploma ceremony to participants.
Participation is free.
Sabir, the old Mediterranean lingua franca, recalled in every sailor the sense of belonging to the Mediterranean people. The sharing of words, prayers and colourful characteristic expressions built the heart of the union among people sailing the sea. Every person who went aboard learned a name, a verse but also brought in a word.
Thinking today of Europe as a union of diverse people from different parts of the world, we invite a group of young people from different parts to continue this archaic way of creating a new, mutual language. „Sabir on board“ is not a language class being taught but an adventure of “building together an everybody's language”. The most beautiful, expressive and meaningful words from each language of the individual crew members will be shared and integrated into a new language: „our personal Sabir“.
Aboard two small sailing yachts, two crews formed by Europe’s young generation, will live an extraordinary experience of sailing together in the South of the continent, meeting local communities, listening to stories and sharing their own story.
Ships have always been a cultural melting pot and - in the words of Foucault - the biggest reservoir of imagination ever. Ships constructed the world as we know it, in the beginning by scientific and geographic discoveries, later by becoming preferred carriers of trade between distant countries.
As Pessoa said, “Our homeland is our language”, thus integrating other people's words into our own language means welcoming other people as messengers of meanings, emotions and expressions. This way of understanding language does not only make us richer, but is also the ground of people’s union, where diversity and multitude turn into essential values.
Ships were also the first vehicle of transporting knowledge and the first cosmopolitan place in history. This is why two small sailing yachts can be the fruitful womb of conceiving a new sense of homeland. Departing from a language we all share and communicate with, we can build a temporal unique society on the water, remembering that man is always and just a part of nature and life itself.
The experience will be accompanied by a small two people film team and end up in a cinema documentary about the Mediterranean Sea and its people called „Stories from the Sea“. All participants should be okay with being filmed and to be part of the film.
You can read more about the documentary here: https://forms.gle/78M2GmBAPapYnwXQ7
If you want to become part of this unique experience of navigation, sharing, reaching out to others and discovery, please apply here. Refugees and migrants are more than welcome to apply too. Just bear in mind to be able to travel within the European Union. The film production might be able to take over the participation fee and traveling costs for participants with no funancial stability.
The Migrant Integration Center of the City of Athens implements free intercultural activities emphasizing on the organization of theatrical and other artistic activities aimed at children and youth of refugee origin, citizens from third countries and Greeks. The aim of the workshops is to bring different population groups in contact and to familiarize and experiment with the theater in a safe environment of expression, cooperation and mutual support. The first period of applications will last until Tuesday 17/4/2019.
For applications you can go to the Migrant Integration Center (Mezonos 45, 3rd floor), every Wednesday from 14:00 – 19:00 end every Wednesday from 14:00 – 19:00.
Creative drama workshops are designed in five-week circles with the possibility of extension and include two-hour weekly meetings. They are addressed to children and teenagers with basic knowledge of Greek or English.
More specifically, the workshops are the following:
1. for children aged 6 to 12 years of refugee origin, native and third-country nationals, every Tuesday at 3-5pm. Address: Migrant Integration Center 45, Mezonos Str, Metaxourgio, 3rd floor.
2. for adolescents aged 12 to 18 years of refugee origin, native and third-country nationals, every Tuesday at 5.15-7pm.
Address: Migrant Integration Center 45, Mezonos Str, Metaxourgio, 3rd floor.
or call for information to 210 5246722.
The City of Athens conducts creative drama workshops as a pedagogical means of strengthening and integrating foreign children, teenagers and young people into Greek society. Through creative drama and improvisation, participants will be able to express themselves, to develop their creativity and to enhance self-esteem and to foster collaboration and teamwork.
The activities of the Migrant Integration Center are implemented with the co-funding of the European Social Fund- National Strategic Development Framework (NSDF) 2014-2020.
2 week entrepreneurship training for youth aged 18 to 35!
Duration: 2 weeks(10 full days)
Frequency: every ‘working’ day of the week, mon, tue, weds, thurs, fri
Hours: on average 3-4 hours per day as of 10 AM (see schedule above)
Where: Athens Solidarity Center, Domokou 2 (Larissa station)
Language: classes are all in English with (Farsi or Arabic) interpretation *
Profile: see online webpage: 18-35 years old, asylum seeker, refugee, Greek or other, formal education not a prerequisite.
Groups: mixed, we aim for 25 people per group
What: business skills(business ideation, marketing strategy, digital marketing…) soft skills training(communication, presentation, pitching) and more!
Deliverable: certificate of participation if over 70% of class is attended.
2) Possibility of entering mentorship scheme, 16 hours of 1:1 with expert/mentor to develop business idea into business plan. This is done through the submission of a business model canvas at the end of the 2 weeks. A symbolic reward of 768 euros for the 40 out of 330 who complete the training. More information on info form.
Cycle 8: Monday 5th of Nov to friday 16th of November
Cycle 9: Mon 19- Fri 30 November
We have rolling interviews at the Athens Solidarity Center, Domokou 2!
Interviews this week for (Cycle 8 and 9)
Tuesday 30th, October from 12.00 till 16.00.*
Wednesday 31st from 13:00- 16.00 *
for more information!
Web Page: http://www.solidaritynow.org/businessforyouth/ in Farsi too!