On Samos, Action for Education supported the Banana House, to provide basic education to people on the move. In February 2020, Chiara moved to Samos to teach English and German there. When Banana House had to close due to the Covid-19 measures, she moved on to Med’EqualiTeam (providing medical treatment to refugees, see above) to help out with translations and crowd management.
Jitske graduated as a social worker with a focus on empowerment and liberation of people. She trained KLM employees and did a master’s in Neuro Linguistic Programming. Thus, she learned how to motivate and unite a large group of people, which is exactly what she did on Lesbos. She coordinated a team of almost 60 volunteers, of whom 50 were refugees from the camp.
Together Chiara and Jitske:
Human Aid Now is proud to have supported Chiara and Jitske!
Since 2016, HAN has provided more than 80 tons emergency supplies like blankets, food and medicine, mostly donated by our partners and supported more than ten Heroes in Thessaloniki, Samos, Patras, Calais and Bosnia amongst others. HAN spends 100% of funds on its goals and are matched 50-100 fold in value (8 mio Euro’s) by donations in kind and contributions by other NGO’s.