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  • The picture that sums up our Camp to CampUS philosophy. On the left it's our Minister of Migration, and on the right there’s Olive Grove CampUs Manager Ali Shams Eddin, explaining his job and what we are all trying to achieve in togetherness. 
Ali came from Syria to Lesvos as a refugee himself 3 years ago. He has developed himself and became our fantastic manager of the Moria Olive Grove campUs. He is an inspiration and living proof that if people are given opportunities, they will take them and contribute in a positive way. We positively look back at the visit of Minister Harbers and are grateful for the collaboration with the Greek authorities and Moria site management, specifically Site commander mr. Giannis Balbakakis. Although a milestone has been reached with the completion of our Moria Olive Grove campUs we feel we are just getting started and will continue our mission relentlessly in making a change for good.
  • Do you love our new brightly painted school-box container as much as we do? And it doesn’t just look good… . Apart from looking great on the outside, these containers will serve as fully functioning social and schooling spaces for the most vulnerable children living in the “safe-zone” of Moria. . As an area especially reserved for unaccompanied minors, it’s a constant challenge for our team on the ground to keep conditions in the “safe-zone” of Moria as suitable for children as possible. We know that these new containers will be another step towards doing that. #camptocampus #movementontheground #innovation
  • Whilst we’ve mostly been active on Lesvos so far, we’re currently trying to make an impact on the nearby island of Samos as well. Around 4,000 people are stranded here, in similar conditions as they are on Lesvos. . Working together with Refugee4Refugee, and thanks to donations made by Stichting Vluchteling and Sheltersuit, we’re providing (a bit more) warmth and comfort here as well, by handing out Shelter-suits and sleeping bags. We hope to continue collaborating with organisations like these - to provide sustainable aid and to conquer this crisis together! #samos #collaboration #movementontheground
  • We are working hard to improve the Olive Grove everyday. Even the smallest of changes can improve life for our residents in a big way. Last Sunday a new light installation was set up outside our office, which means people can spend time together even after it gets dark. . Gatherings like these are about more than just recreation. They are creating a better sense of community and brotherhood. And they’re a good way to learn new card games ;) . . . #community #olivegrove #movementontheground #lesvos
  • We are working hard to improve the Olive Grove everyday. Even the smallest of changes can improve life for our residents in a big way. Last Sunday a new light installation was set up outside our office, which means residents and volunteers can spend time together even after it gets dark. Gatherings like these are about more than just recreation. They play a crucial role in building relationships of trust between our residents and our volunteers, facilitating communication about day-to-day challenges on campUS and ultimately creating a better sense of community. Here’s us enjoying snacks and playing card games for hours after sun set. #community #olivegrove #movementontheground
  • Last weekend, parents and children from our Greek host community met with residents of Kara Tepe, to learn about the value of team-work as part of one of our special FutbolNET sessions. At Movement on the Ground we believe creating mutual understanding between different cultures is all about communication and interaction. We hope to see more of this in the future! Follow the link in our bio to read more about this event and for other updates about our projects on the ground #movementontheground #lesvos #community #camptocampus