Nonprofit Organization

Since being among the first to provide disaster relief to refugees in Lesvos in 2015, we now provide long-term relief in camps in mainland Greece focusing on Education, Youth Engagement and Access to Healthcare services.

After school
1 year ago
PARTNERING TO POWER PRE-SCHOOL Thanks to our partnership with ECIP, all 2-6 year olds in Ritsona have a dedicated pre-school teacher 5 days a week! The story goes like this... Back in September 2016, Marc JP Salzmann spent a couple of months volunteering with I AM YOU helping with Education, managing Movie Nights, building a Library...but it was his experience in Oinofyta pre-school that left the strongest impression. But more than an impression, it was the inspiration to start his own NGO that seeks to elevate quality of pre-school education for children, no matter their circumstances. (ECIP - www.earlycareinterventionprogram.com) At the same time, Giota Pantazopoulou (pictured left in video) was helping out I AM YOU as her municipal job in camp left her with some free time. So she quietly got to work in our makeshift pre-school with another good friend and volunteer, John Willis from Telehassy, Florida. Giota was coming to the end of her municipal contract and we were desperately trying to find ways to keep her, when Marc came with the proposal to fund her to continue in a professional capacity. Win-Win-WIn. We are incredibly proud to harness the power of good ideas to benefit displaced populations. This partnership has brought a great pre-school teacher into the I AM YOU family for another 6 months, hopefully more... It is a joy to volunteer alongside her and see the children's soaring development from consistent and structured daily clases. Thank you Marc, Giota, John, the I AM YOU team who locked up the partnership and every volunteer who has worked in both Ritsona and Oinofyta pre-schools!! Moments like these remind us of the impact of collaboration, humanity and compassion to bring about positive social change. To find out more and/or support the initiative, go to: www.iamyou.se www.earlycareinterventionprogram.com
2 years ago