THE WAVE OF HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
The Wave of Hope for the Future is a school based in the middle of the Olive Grove, the unofficial camp developed on the olive tree hills surrounding the overcrowded Refugee Camp of Moria on the Isle of Lesbos, Greece.
The school was funded a year ago by Mr. Zekria Farzad, a refugee from Afghanistan that arrived in Lesbos with his wife and 5 children in February 2018.
Since then the school has greatly expanded and it is now counting over 900 refugee students between the age of 6 and 50 years old.
The school offers classes of English, Greek, German, French, Painting and Guitar.
The school currently hosts its students inside 3 tents/classrooms, built by the refugees, and counts a team of 27 teachers.
With this fundraise we want to build a new tent/classroom to accomodate the refugee students of the painting and guitar classes of the school and to furnish it with art materials and equipment.
SOME OF THE T-SHIRTS HAND PAINTED BY OUR YOUNG ARTIST STUDENTS
THE TARGET HAS BEEN REACHED !!!! AND THE CLASS IS READY !!!!
WE WILL USE ANY ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO BUY EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL FOR OUR STUDENTS AND TO GIVE A SMALL REWARD TO OUR TEAM OF 27 REFUGEE TEACHERS !
So far every teacher has done their job on a voluntary basis, teaching everyday Monday to Friday for 2 hours to dozen of students at time... so far we are thanking our teachers with just one bus card every month (10 euros cost) and sometimes when possible buying some telephone credit for their mobile phones.
From now on, with your help, we would like to start supporting them and their families sharing with them whatever donations we will receive on this campaign...
Here is a picture of our weekly meeting with most of our teachers:
THANKS FOR YOUR DONATIONS FOR ART AND EDUCATION!!
- Katharina Baake
- fabian niehaus
- Anke Manderbach
- Silvia Georges
Roma, LZ, Italy