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Empower Refugees To Build A New Life In Athens

by We Need Books
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Empower Refugees To Build A New Life In Athens
Empower Refugees To Build A New Life In Athens
Empower Refugees To Build A New Life In Athens
Jan 24, 2020

We Need Books' Multilingual Library Update

Dear friends,

Every Sunday children arrive from different parts of Athens, alone, with friends, with their parents or teachers, to read. They are Arab speaking children, mostly from Syria, who, urged by their schools, are entering the Arab Reading Challenge, a highly competitive event held annually in Dubai. From now until April, each of them will have read and summarized 25 books and our library is the only place in Athens where they can find a variety of age-appropriate books in Arabic. 

So they come Sunday after Sunday. There were there in the freezing cold, before we got heating for the library. Some of them change three buses to get here. Week after week we talk, we get to know their names, what books they like most. It gives us great joy to see every space in the library occupied by children with books on their lap!

We would like to thank you once again, as it is with your support that we are able to buy quality books in the languages of our young readers! 

With gratitude,

Ioanna Nisyriou & Nadir Noori

Founders of We Need Books  


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We Need Books

Location: Athens, Attica - Greece
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Ioanna Nisyriou
Athens, Attica Greece
$22,614 raised of $60,000 goal
247 donations
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