WHAT WE DO

CULTURAL EXCHANGES

Our programs allow locals and refugees to learn about each other – integration is a two-way process!

LANGUAGE CAFES

Refugees practice their English and Greek while experiencing the local coffee-drinking culture!

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

We can use all kinds of support! Are you passionate about community engagement and have ideas to share?

 

Get in touch at usadmin@secondtree.org  or help us continue our work by donating.

 

COMMUNITY BUILDING

Refugees live in isolated camps away from local life and need community most of all.  During our partner’s community meetings, one message was clear: we need to get outside of the camp, we need to meet local people and start talking to them! 

 

 

Second Tree responded in different ways:

 

 

– In 2017 and 2018, Second Tree ran a Twinning Project, funded by the UNHCR and INTERSOS.  Participants from the refugee and local community were “twinned” for activities and excursions.

 

 

– Since 2019, Second Tree has run language cafes around the local town.  The meetups allow refugees and asylum seekers to develop their communication skills in a friendly, relaxed environment.

 

 

–Second Tree organizes sports days such as soccer matches with the refugee community and local networks.

 

Integration is the long-term aim of our work.  It’s facilitated through programming and creative community engagement activities!