The One Happy Family community center (OHF) is not being built and run for refugees, but with them.
Together with people from different nations, volunteers and fled people, it has become a community. The people from the refugee camps of Lesvos, Greece, are not only engaged in building and running but also in idea finding and decision making. That’s how we want to give them back some independence, automotive and a sense of responsibility. Those people often live in total dependency of governmental help and NGOs. Most of them don’t want that. They want to help themselves. Self-determined instead of determined by others.
At the moment we have 21 running projects, every day between 500 - 1'000 people come to the OHF. They can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in the center, “buy” stuff with our own “money”, read books, play games and just be.
Our aim is to give a piece of dignity and self-determination back to the thousands of people which are stuck on Lesvos.
Volunteer Story: Anja
‘#OneHappyFamily is a safe place were people can learn from each other and where people get the opportunity to use their skills and share this with others.
It would be good if everyone once experiences how it is to work here so they can see what is actually going on. I knew before I came here that living in the camps was hard, but I didn’t realise how many things are actually going wrong here on this island.'
Anja volunteered in One Happy Family for almost 2 months. She was coordinating the adult school, the youth space and the guitar classes, drove shuttles and also helped out wherever she was needed.
With a sad eye we say 'see you next time' to Anja today and wish her a good start back home. Thank you for your energy, your smile, your support, thank you for everything! 💛
Benefiz-Streetsoccer am Samstag!
Update #Lesvos #Greece
One Happy Playground
2. Stammtisch in Zürich
Wir brauchen dich!
Important news on the situation
Free Moria 35!
Versetz' dich in ihre Laufschuhe!
Teams of OHF
Workshop für die Zukunft des OHF
almost 1 year!
FACES OF ONE HAPPY FAMILY
Coming soon: new film!
Das Koordinationsteam vom OHF braucht eure Unterstützung!
Everyone wants to be a child again!
Bücher Bücher Bücher
Vorzeigeprojekt auf Lesbos. Stolz!
Ugly weather on Lesvos...
Freiwilligeneinsatz im OHF
Merry christmas to everyone!
Community Center closed for a good reason
New boutique and a fashion show
winter is coming
Die vergessenen Kinder
Looking for sponsors for our long term volunteers
swisscross.help plant ein neues Community Center wie unseres
Welcome to hell
First steps in the right direction
We need you!
Whether as a volunteer, by collecting for example clothes for us or by spending money. We are grateful for all kind of support!
Please comment your donations, if you would like to support a special part of the project, for example, "Refugee-Volunteers", "Kitchen", "GYM", "Cafe" etc.
You can donate as well through PayPal - fill in the form:
Or through bank transfer to:
BEKB | BCBE
CHF - CH23 0079 0016 9736 1524 7
EUR - CH36 0079 0016 9737 1172 2
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One Happy Family Community Center
Kara Tepe - Lesvos, North Aegean, 81100
One Happy Family