Since August 2016, Habibi Works has run makerspace for refugees and locals in the north of Greece.
In a context in which sustainable responses are rare, the project provides platforms for education, empowerment and encounter by sharing skills and running workshops.
Want to get a glimse of the project? Check out this video.
Where is it?
Katsikas, central Greece
What will I be doing?
You will be sharing your skills and helping run workshops for adults living in Katsikas camp. Habibi Works is a “makerspace” – a space for open workshops. Workshops include metal and wood workshop, sewing and creative atelier, a community kitchen, and a media lab. These working areas are platforms for education, creativity and empowerment.
What impact would I have?
When volunteering with Habibi Works you are working to inspire people to ‘be a maker.’ Being a maker wipes off the stigma of being passive or helpless and offers hardworking and caring individuals create new opportunities. The approach of creating solutions instead of waiting for solutions has an incomparable impact on people’s current living situation and on their motivation to continue. This education and motivation is seen to increase their confidence to build an independent life within the European societies.
Who will I be working with?
You will be working with Greek locals, camp residents, and other volunteers.
Habibi Works volunteer accommodation is free of charge
Food is also covered by Habibi Works, so you will only need personal spending money.
- Construction and Renovation
- Arts, Music & Textlies
- Manual Work/Labourer
- IT and Digital Web/Design
Interested in volunteering?