Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Something completely different

I have now taken several courses preparing for work of a kind I have never done before: refugee camp assistance. The classes are on sensitivity and flexibility and accepting that the needs of the people come before any ideas volunteers have. Listening, as usual, is an underused skill between people and organizations. Seeing the examples and remembering how often this happened at different sites where the population was not so vulnerable was sobering.

We are housed in Chalkida, 1.5 hours north east of Athens on the edge of an island. It looks lovely!