We’re raising money to buy fishing kits for refugee families on some of the Greek islands most effected by the crisis. We fly out there on the 27th February to distribute fishing rods, lines, hooks and all the kit needed, to refugee parents struggling to feed malnourished children in the overcrowded camps in the Greek islands. There are 21,000 people living on Moria camp, Lesvos – a prison built to house 3000 – whilst they wait to be allowed to the mainland. New arrivals aren’t given living spaces and have to build shelters in a muddy olive Grove. There isn’t good access for these numbers to clean water, washing or toilet facilities, and no food is provided for most. We aim to establish fishing classes and to keep a steady supply of equipment flowing to the distribution warehouses.
This project will also help those with depression escape the boredom and low self esteem of camp life by providing a daily focus and a feeling of self-worth achieved by bringing a catch back to those with whom they live in the camps.
We really want to make this project a sustainable solution to just one of the problems faced in daily life in the camps on Lesvos, Samos and Chios, so please donate what you can to help bring some dignity back to people who have lost everything by giving them the ability to feed their own without waiting in line for meagre and ill balanced meals.We now have a professional angler in Lesvos on board! He will be teaching some local tips and tricks to the refugees we aim to help.
We will be making a short film of the trip and using it to inspire future donations of both second hand fishing kit and financial aid to provide a steady supply of equipment to the distribution warehouses on each island. Charity is great – Solidarity is better!
To donate, you can find us at www.fundsurfer.com/project/
For more info about the Refugee Art Trail and the follow the progress of this project, go to all-about-change.com or our fb group Refugee Art Trail”