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  • 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
  • #Repost @alishamseddin_ ・・・ This is the story of the cat of the #olivegrove: she lives here together with all the guys, and everyday she sleeps in a different tent to make sure she visits each and everyone. The guys here feed her, play with her, and give her love all the time. She really is part of the olive grove, already for a long time. It’s beautiful to see how everyone, humans and animals, take care of each other, that’s what you call a strong community. Feel the love ❤️ #campmoria #love #cats4humans #humans4cats #underneaththeolivetree
  • THE MOVEMENT HOTEL GARAGE SALE. On the 9th and 10th of February to purchase furniture from The Movement Hotel at the former Bijlmerbajes! This is an excellent opportunity to get a nice soft bed, a table or a beautiful piece of art. As you know, the former Bijlmerbajes was home to The Movement Hotel for a year and has now shut down to become a residential area. While we are planning to reopen the hotel at a different location somewhere in the coming year, we will be selling all pieces of furniture from this project in the meantime. You can reserve items to pick up on the 9th or 10th, or you can have them delivered to you! You can do this easily through our webshop but please follow the instructions carefully! The link in our bio takes you directly to the webshop 👆. . . #movementhotel #movementontheground #projects #motg #lesvos