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  • Today is the first official day of 'The 12 Days of Giving' initiative and for day one, we ask you to invest your spare euros into palettes! . Palettes are an incredibly important necessity this winter as they provide tents/structures with stability and protection from mud and potential flooding. . Check out our #linkinbio to make your day one contribution. . #12daysofgiving #winterisation #dignityforall #camptocampus
  • “It’s always so heart warming to check in on our residents, to sit down with them, drink a tea and have a small chat,” says our Moria and Olive Grove manager, Ali Shams Eddin. . Taking the time to connect with the people around him is as important to Ali as his practical, day-to-day tasks in the Olive Groves. . Head to our #linkinbio to read more about Ali's philosophy. . #camptocampus #dignityforall
  • Forget 'The 12 Days of Christmas', this year, we've decided to celebrate 'The 12 Days of Giving'! . Over the next 12 days leading up to #Christmas Day, we – with the help of you, our #Movers – will raise funds to put towards specific items that our residents in and around the camps on Lesvos and Samos are in need of this #winter. . Each day will represent a different item, for example, on day five, we will allocate all invested funds towards tarps. . Get into the festive spirit of giving and head to our #linkinbio to find more about this initiative. #12daysofgiving #winterisation
  • Meet Haysam, Ali and Hamsa, otherwise known as ‘Badmen’, the resident #superheroes of the ‘Jungle’ in #Samos.⁠ The boys have banded together in #solidarity to rescue everyone who passes by – whether they like it or not!⁠ Like any authentic group of superheroes, the ‘Badmen’ constructed their costumes from scratch, #recycling the plastic that can be found around the ‘Jungle’ and transforming it into magnificent capes and masks.⁠ If you ask us, we think this creative use of recycling plastic falls perfectly into the framework of our Waste Management Program on Samos. Head to our #linkinbio to read more about the project!⁠ #camptocampus #dignityforall
  • The start of the #winter season means working conditions for our resident volunteers are about to get a whole lot more muddy, wet and challenging – that’s why we need your help! We need you, our #Movers, to help us help our resident volunteers. By #investing roughly 23 euros, you can help to provide a resident volunteer with a full set of rain-proof winter gear. Check out our #linkinbio for more details on how you can invest in our resident volunteer team! #CampToCampus #Winterisation #HelpOurResidents
  • Today, in commemoration of the #UN’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the world celebrates #HumanRightsDay and this year the theme is ‘Youth Standing Up For Human Rights’. Why? Because youth are constructive agents of change, they amplify their voices and engage a broad range of global audiences in the promotion and protection of rights. So, in line with this year’s Human Rights Day theme, we want to take the time to celebrate our change makers on the ground – who happen to be mostly under the age of 30! This group of movers consists of MOTG coordinators, visiting volunteers and resident volunteers who collectively work to dignify and provide the basic level of human rights to the people residing in and around the camps on both Lesvos and Samos. We at Movement On The Ground are incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication of our young, ground-based team members and we know that they are, and will continue to be, an integral part in executing our mission. #CampToCampus #Volunteers #Youth #ChangeMakers