Refugee Art Trail
After working extensively in Calais, Belgrade, Lesvos and other hot spots over the last few years I have started working on projects I have designed myself, tackling some of the problems i have witnessed refugees encountering on their long journeys. These problems are usually ones outside the remit of larger charities and groups, and I feel sometimes these bigger organizations fail to see the human side of the problems while dealing with the massive issues of clothing and feeding so many people.
This springs project was born out of spending time with fathers fishing on the shores of Lesvos near where I lived while there, and realizing that they were using what ever they could to get food to the tables of their little ones and wives.
While some guys stay in the camps and drink chai, other more proactive people get up and find a way of improving their lives, and the lives of those around them. We provided 10-20 fishing rods while there, and I would like to fly back in February and buy as many fishing rods as possible for those trying to keep malnutrition from their families. \
As well as feeding the children, this project will also keep the fathers and their friends from the boredom of camp life, provide a feeling of self sufficiency in a desperate situation, which raises moral and self-esteem, this in turn alleviates stress from family units, which can make a huge difference to the lives. Please help us to help them in any way you can. If you want to go and volunteer, we can direct you to a suitable project for you, or if you can just spare a few pounds/euros, that would be great too.