a library for all ages a quiet reading moment supporting our younger readers choosing a Farsi book

Echo for Refugees

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Echo is a mobile library, educational hub and pop-up community space for refugees, displaced and vulnerable people in Athens and the surrounding area. Our aim is not only to provide books in mother tongue languages to those most isolated but to act as a source of information, a facilitator of language and music classes, and a space for conversation, play and support. We operate in refugee camps and community spaces in Athens and the surrounding Attica area, loaning books in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Kurmanji, English, Greek, German, French and Turkish, as well as providing language learning resources and attempting to respond to the specific needs of each space we visit. Our goal is to allow ... read more

Projects (1)

Project Leaders
Giulio D'errico
Giulio D'errico
Rebecca R Wolfe, Giulio D'errico, Azim Salimy
Organization Information
Mithimnis 35a
Athens, 11253
Organization Information
Mithimnis 35a
Athens, 11253

Project Reports

Each of GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners is required to send quarterly donor reports detailing the impact of their work. Here are some of their recent updates:

Sep 30, 2021
ECHO in activity again
Hello global givers, We hadn't been this busy as in the past three months for a long time, and we are very happy about it. Not only we restarted all our library sessions all over Attica, but we...
Jun 1, 2021
Back on the road
Hello global givers,   Lots have changed since we last wrote to you. As for me, this is actually the first time I am writing to you and first of all I want to thank you for all your support so...
Feb 1, 2021
A library in hibernation
It’s been a few months since we wrote to you last. Last time we told you about how we adapted to run socially-distanced library sessions through the autumn. Unfortunately since then Greece has...
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