Mimi started helping refugees in Europe two years ago and in that time she and her organisation Soup & Socks have had to adapt and change what they do. They started with a community kitchen on camp that got shut down by the army so they evolved their project into something more sustainable. This is where Habibi Works was born.
We think it is the best volunteer-run project in Greece. It is a fantastic case study in learning, trying new things and creating something truly special. At the heart of it is a desire to create something genuinely empowering.
“Everything we do is about empowerment. We don’t want people to depend on us, we don’t want them to be passive. We want them to be active, we want them to create solutions for their daily life challenges themselves.“
A conversation with someone inspirational and lessons for anyone from volunteer on the ground to the manager of a large organisation.
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A better idea is to have our weekly episodes automatically downloaded to your mobile so you never miss one. You will need a podcast or podcatcher app.
On an iPhone: ‘Podcasts’ is already on your phone. Open the app, search for ‘Standing with Refugees’, click on our show (it has our red logo), then click Subscribe.
With iTunes: Open iTunes, search for ‘Standing with Refugees’, click on our show (it has our red logo), then click Subscribe.
On Android: Download an app. We use Podbean but Podcast Addict or Podcast Player are others. Search for ‘Standing with Refugees’, click on our show (it has our red logo), then click either Subscribe or Follow.
Then, every Monday morning, our show will magically appear on your mobile and you can listen wherever and whenever you want. These apps have setting so that they will only download over WiFi so they don;t use up your data allowance, and they will remove the episode after listening so they don;t take up your memory.