The first tilted shelf is built Kostas and Becca fit the skylight to the new van New books from the Prize for Arabic Fiction! Working on our English learning resources

Echo for Refugees

Org #59869
Vetted since 2019
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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
Keira Dignan
Keira Dignan
Keira M Dignan, Rebecca R Wolfe
Organization Information
Mithimnis 35a
Athens, 11253
Organization Information
Mithimnis 35a
Athens, 11253

Project Reports

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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...
Oct 8, 2020
ECHO library adapts and goes from strength to strength
In times of uncertainty, when even socialising now carries with it issues of protection and social responsibility, it is projects like ECHO mobile library that shows the importance...
Jun 10, 2020
ECHO Mobile Library - COVID-19 Report
It’s been an unforeseeable couple of months. We’ve been working furiously since Greece went into lockdown to deliver mealsto people shut in without food. As Athens went into lockdown in...
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