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:

Jan 27, 2023
ECHO library welcomes 2023
Dear friends and supporters,  We hope that you all had a restful and enjoyable festive season and enter 2023 with energy and optimism. Whilst ECHO re-started library sessions on the 9th...
Oct 5, 2022
ECHO - continuing journeys
Greetings from Athens everyone, this is Becka speaking, one of the library coordinators. I hope that, wherever you are, that your summers held many moments of relaxiation and enjoyment.  These...
Jun 10, 2022
June 2022 Update
Since we last wrote you, our mobile library has kept running Athens' and Attica's roads. Despite not having access to camps, we have good sessions in front of their entrance gates, on side streets,...
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