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!