The first teenage boys arrive at our ‘Nisos’ home in Athens


The first teenage boys arrive at ‘Nisos’, our safe and healing home we have opened together with The HOME Project in Athens

In an effort to provide more safe and enabling environments for vulnerable unaccompanied minors in Greece, last year we partnered with The HOME Project to open three new homes in Athens. 

After months of hard work and dedication, we have welcomed the first teenage boys to our third home named Nisos. We look forward to watching the boys of this home learn, grow and develop prospects for their future journey.

Of the three homes we have opened in Athens, each has a place for 16 unaccompanied minor children. Two are dedicated for boys and one for girls including young minor mothers with their babies.

“It brings me such peace to know this project is being realised, and more importantly hope for the children we will be able to care for." Martijn van Ommen, Project Lead

The intention of opening these additional safe and healing spaces is to provide unaccompanied minors – who often fall outside of the system of protection – with a holistic set of child protection services and access to education, sports and vocational training. 

We believe every child – no matter who they are or where they come from – has the right to these fundamentals of life. We look forward to seeing many children passing through these homes and accessing a holistic set of services as they await to begin their next chapter in life.

For Movement On The Ground, we believe this is just the beginning. We hope in the future to be able to continue working with The Home Project and perhaps open more of these homes for children and even adults on the move. 

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