HELPING PEOPLE IN NEED WITH THEIR NEW BEGINNINGS
Sometimes life starts over. NMW aims at empowering those in need to make a new beginning.
We develop bottom up projects that match the real needs with private donors and volunteers to maximize impact.
CONNECTING TO SCALE IMPACT
We aim at addressing the mismatch between resources and real needs. We promote community innovation. Our bottom up approach, together with our insight based research, allows us to develop projects that have the greatest impact.
CONNECT DONORS WITH REAL NEEDS
We observe, listen to the community, find solutions together and then connect donors with the solution that will create the maximum impact. We develop focused projects to solve a specific problem and aim at finding donors whose profile matches the solution.
CONNECT VOLUNTEERS WITH THE RIGHT TASK
We help volunteers with information to find the right fit with organisations, projects and teams on the ground. We actively try to understand the passions and talents of each volunteer to suggest to them the most suitable task.
When these two meet,
CONNECT PEOPLE WITH THE REAL NARRATIVE
We want to change the narrative and bring a positive impact around us.
One person at a time we listen and influence to overcome prejudice and engage people to be part of the solution.
As the borders closed and the situation moves from crisis management to a longer term need for support, our projects focus on community building, education, new skills acquisition and providing opportunity for interaction with the local community as a prelude to integration. Our goal is to improve life and make sure the months or years of waiting is not time wasted.
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Since 2015, almost 160,000 asylum seekers in the European Union were unaccompanied children under 18 years old. A total of 2,300 unaccompanied minors live in Greece, half of which still in unfit conditions. We join forces and pledge to help them find their path in life.
Since 2015, 160,000 children under 18 years old fled to Europe alone or lost their families on the road to safety.
Like all children, they deserve a future too. That’s why we started the Just Cycling challenge.
In 2016, Just Cycling helped 5 children start a new life in Portugal through the groundbreaking program of METAdrasi.
In 2017 we were joined for the first time by runners and hikers from all over Europe. In an emotional show of solidarity, a total of more than 160 people came together to support the unaccompanied minors in Greece.
Together we also sent our message to 60 countries.
We want to continue supporting them by giving as many as possible access to safe, nurturing environments where they can grow and develop.
Currently, there are over 3,000 unaccompanied children in Greece. Over than 2,137 unaccompanied children remain without shelter and protection, (in camps, hotspots, police stations), almost half of whom are estimated to be homeless. These children are in grave danger of abuse and exploitation.
We are continuing the tradition of cycling the paths of Europe to help these children. We will be riding, between the 25th-28th of May, from Amsterdam to the beautiful city of Leuven in Belgium, and back in solidarity with the unaccompanied minors in Greece. We are joined by Just Running, where runners will dedicate their efforts all around Europe from March to October 2018 to support the unaccompanied children.
DIAPERS FOR THE
CHILDREN'S HOUSE IN CHIOS
More than 500 children continue to live under extremely difficult conditions in Vial Camp in Chios. The Children's House, operated by CESRT has provided for the last year a safe and welcoming place where babies, children and their mothers can get a warm bath, a clean set of clothes, hygiene items and some much needed time off the camp. We are supporting the Children's House with diapers. Since October we have delivered 20,000 diapers and 1,800 boxes of baby wipes.
We have committed to continue supporting the children's house .
With about 6,000 diapers distributed per month, we need to send 18,000 for the next three months.
Can you help make sure that no child is left without?
Just €5 will buy 40 diapers
Walking is an intrinsic part of refugees’ and many migrants’ lives: both literally as they walk kilometres at a time and metaphorically as they have to cover a big cultural, attitudinal and psychological distance from their home country to their guest country.
The journey is long and for a person who has sought refuge or a better life in a new country it never ends. A piece of home lives always inside and a big one has been left behind forever.
The NoMoreWalking Team
Walking has been especially a part of the largest population movement in Europe since WWII. Refugees and migrants had to walk particularly long distances crossing mountains, lakes and countries. For some the first official meeting with Europe was 70km into European soil on the island of Mytilene. Fleeing through Turkey and enduring a devastating sea crossing, they then had to walk, for 2-3 days to get to the point where they would be first registered in Europe. 70km of shame for us Europeans, 70km of pain and suffering under the sun and with little supplies for those seeking safety.
70km that triggered the outburst: No More Walking!
For all of us who found a foreign place to call home, duty is double.
For all of us calling ourselves Europeans, duty is double.
We can’t allow this happening on European soil.
It’s on us to turn history and save Europe from disgrace.
There has to be a way to make this a better world and we are going to find it.
No More Walking was formed as a result of this effort to help make this world better. We are a small group of people who temporarily or more permanently found a second home away from home. During this transition we found obstacles but also helping hands, we know how it feels to put your home in boxes and move for a better life. We thankfully don’t know war, we don’t know social or religious prosecution. It is our goal to help refugees, migrants and people in need with their new beginnings, wherever they might be.
“I have only one dream. And that is for the rest of the world to consider us human”. Abdulrazzak Hamdi (33)
We want to also be a vehicle for those more fortunate, to find a way to take the first step towards making this a better world and a constant support to small organisations or exceptional individuals that actively make our world a better place.
Together we want to give wings to even one person, to reach their potential, irrespective of origin, religion, colour or beliefs.
Please contact us, let us find together the most fitting way for you to be part of this.