3500Km for the Syrian Refugees
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3500Km for the Syrian Refugees

Without money and with just our backpacks, we'll leave on July 9 2017 from Lisbon to Greece. All the raised money will be donated to the Refugees Welcome Portugal. We'll also do...

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    35 backers

  • 31/08/2017

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Without money and with just our backpacks, we'll leave on July 9 2017 from Lisbon to Greece. All the raised money will be donated to the Refugees Welcome Portugal. We'll also do volunteering work in Greece.

The events in Syria and a subsequent crisis of refugees always made us feel incapable; Unable to help someone who is so distant but who is a person like us, who has equal right to life, someone who has dreams and ambitions, a family and home, someone who has built something for so many years and saw everything crumble in Seconds ... It is an extremely delicate and complex situation, which made us wake up and really think about it, that made us open our eyes. With this vision we decided to act and help refugees directly and indirectly.

We’ll leave on July 9, 2017 and begin our journey that will be done on foot and hitchhiking. We‘ll leave Lisbon and heading to Athens. It should be noted that this trip will last approximately 2 months and the entire journey will be traveled without money and sleeping where possible, carrying out this trip in this way is an act of surrender to all the victims of this crisis, in which they left everything behind not to look for a better life, but to look for a life. Therefore we will also do it, we start from backpack, with only what we really need and we will leave, not looking for a better life, but with the goal of give someone a better life.

Upon arriving in Athens, we have planned 2 weeks of volunteering in partnership with ICOARM, where we’ll be able to participate in a refugee transport service that will facilitate your daily commute. In our spare time, we are determined to interact as much as possible with the refugees in order to help them and to better understand their situation.

This campaign is characterized by being completely selfless! We are raising money for refugees and displaced from the Syrian war. More specifically, through this project we will donate all the money raised to Refugees Welcome Portugal, a Portuguese institution that support refugees, which helps them integrate in society and in this case, in Portugal. All the money raised will later be converted into several types of situations: moving house, transport, urgent housing, everything that involves housing issues and also to help with expenses such as promotional materials: t-shirts, pins, flyers, posters,  and organization of events. In sum, all the money raised will help to provide support in the area of housing refugees and asylum seekers. 

So, we ask you for all your support, for this problem and this crisis. This journey and this project, are of all of us and of all of us they need. Together we can make a difference!

Nós com a Andréa Martinez, representante dos Refugees Welcome Portugal

Nós com a Andréa Martinez, representante dos Refugees Welcome Portugal

About the author

Andrei: I'm 22 years old, I'm from Romenia, but I have lived in Portugal for the last 10 years. Study Management of Leisure and Tourism Animation at ESHTE in Estoril. Helping others has always been part of my nature!

I remember perfectly in Romania, walking in the street with my mother and seeing so many incapacitated people begging in the street ... Having myself 6 years, I didn't know why some had so much and others so little or why there was so much suffering. I have always felt great passion and empathy for the human being.

At the age of 10 I traveled with my parents to Portugal in search of a better life, and that's one of the reasons why I partially identify with the refugees, who also seek a better life for themselves and their families. I know perfectly well what it is to come to a country and not know the language, the customs, the traditions, completely out of our comfort zone. It was difficult at first, but time passes quickly, and people adapt. 12 years later, I feel more and more accomplished with my life and I am more and more sure that my purpose in life is to help those who are in need; Who else lacks love and affection; Who has little, but still shares it with others.

Acílio: I grew up in a large household, sharing a home with 11 siblings. My surroundings certainly intensified the importance of sharing and love for others, not only for the education received, but also for my daily life where I often had to give in to the satisfaction of one of my brothers. Although I belong to a large household, I never lacked anything, always having the awareness that if I wanted something more, something that was not considered as "basic" or necessary, it would have to come with the fruit of my work. With this vision, still finishing the Secondary Education I began to work like waiter. Since then I continue to work, where as a first professional experience since two years ago has served to grow both professionally and personally. I still had to know that managing my time in a more organized way.

This adventurous spirit began to grow from my 19's, I gave entrance to college and met extraordinary people, among them my friend and promoter with me in this project Andrei Morea. For almost two years, I started to explore for myself, desiring to see the things that surround me with my eyes and not for the TV or what I hear. For two years now I have been increasingly aware of all these problems of unthinkable dimensions and tried my utmost to support their victims and help them wherever is possible. For two years until now I have done this, and now, here I am.

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Our goal is at least raise 800€ until the final of August.

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Tue, 12/09/2017 - 12:22

Agradecimento Geral

Boas!! Pedimos desculpa antes demais pelo tardio agradecimento, mas desde que chegámos a Portugal ainda estamos a tentar entrar na rotina e a organizar as nossas vidas, contudo ...

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Wed, 06/09/2017 - 13:43

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31/08/2017

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  • Andrei e Acílio

    Agradecimento Geral

    Boas!! Pedimos desculpa antes demais pelo tardio agradecimento, mas desde que chegámos a Portugal ainda estamos a tentar entrar na rotina e a organizar as nossas vidas, contudo não podemos deixar de expressar o imenso orgulho que temos em cada um de vocês, que tornaram este projeto concretizável. Vocês para nós, mostraram que amor e esperança ainda existe, mostraram que muitos ainda lutam por um Mundo melhor, e isso, mais do que felizes, faz-nos sentir orgulhosos de todos vocês. Agradecemos não só por nos terem apoiado, como também por terem contribuído para a solução dum problema que se mostra mais que complexo. Do fundo do coração, obrigado a todos vocês. Continuem com esse vosso espírito de partilha e generosidade.
    P.S.: Em breve, será com todo o gosto que iremos começar a tratar das recompensas.

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