My name is John Skene and I am Business student in Victoria, Canada. Throughout my education I have focused on sustainable/social development and have incorporated this in my work within my local community. I've been active in the community, volunteering with the Victoria Cool Aid Society and AIDS Vancouver Island.
I’ve recently been moved to do something in response to the growing refugee crisis in Lesvos, a Greek island that is getting overwhelmed by the thousands of Syrian refugees who make the 4 mile journey by dinghy from Turkey.
In my research, it has been completely disheartening to learn that international agencies and governments have egregiously been missing from the grassroots humanitarian aid mission that I will be involved with. Most communication with my volunteer director has been through a Google Doc and social media.
I know many people have wanted to help this cause in some way but feel like there is no direct way they can contribute. I too felt this way and I hope to be representing all of Victoria and Canada while I am in Greece. From November 10-21 I will be working in the Oxy camp with this group of volunteers Facebook