Leila Eftethahi, Mojtaba Ganji, Arash Hemati, Korina Hatzinikolaou, Marine Liakis, Leila Moghaddam, Mojtaba Ebrahimi Moghaddam, Peggy Ohilebo, Fiori Zafeiropoulou
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Zaatar’s mission is to provide a safe space for refugees to rest, learn, feel empowered and grow.
This NGO believes in empowerment, not pity. Refugees cook, clean, and teach and attend classes to prepare for their future - whether that future is living independently in Greece or in another country after reunification or relocation.
The Orange House is the home of Za'atar NGO. A three-story building in the heart of central Athens, The Orange House provides a variety services to refugees and migrants based in Exarcheia. Here, refugees find a safe place to feel empowered, learn, and grow open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 8:30pm.
The largest service the Orange House offers is our daily schedule of classes. Offering language classes in Greek, English, German, French, and Spanish, our school's curriculum fills two classrooms 6 days a week. We make a particular effort to employ teachers from the refugee community so classes can be taught by a Farsi or Arabic native speaker. In addition to language classes, the Orange House also offers extra curricular courses such as Yoga, Dance, Guitar, Piano, DJ Club, and Book Club.
SOFFA is the Sustainable Fashion Factory that provides work integration to trafficked survivors and refugees, produces from natural, man-made or recycled biodegradable materials, provides to its members access to machinery and training on how to be an ethical and sustainable fashion entrepreneur through SOFE HUB, raises awareness through various activities being the founding board of Fashion Revolution for Greece,
SOFFA is the result of co-creation among various stakeholder groups, incorporating NGOs and the excluded populations themselves as shareholders and co-creators.