What we do: Grow clinics, preventive care and football

CHEERing provides a broad range of preventive care services and referrals in partnership with refugee populations in Greece. Our Grow Clinics support mothers and babies in camps and shelters in greater Athens, in collaboration with other NGOs. Each week we weigh, measure, and track infant growth, as well as supporting breastfeeding. We do preventive health…

Who we are:

CHEERing is an ISO certified, Greek-registered NGO dedicated to improving maternal child health and promoting preventive health in refugee populations. We provide direct support in refugee camps and shelters; training for agencies, including medical professionals and volunteers who work daily with refugee populations, and evaluation and monitoring. For more information, please contact us at CHEERinGreece@cheering.eu…

Football Feet!

As part of our Football Fit program, CHEERing is holding 2 Football Feet sessions, where CHEERing’s football players will learn about foot care and reflexology, and how to take care of their feet so we can practice good foot health and play better football! Thanks to collaboration with the Barca Foundation, OE, and Acupuncturists Without…

Rockets and dreams

CHEERing Football Club has launched 2 youth teams, CHEERing Rockets (U12) and CHEERing Dreams (U14). During the Easter break, the Rockets got to play in their 1st ever tournament, winning 3 of their 4 games. The games reflect the tremendous dedication of players and coaches, who travel 2 hours each way to the field by…

Changes for CHEERing and Elna

CHEERing has provided Grow Clinics at Elna Maternity Centre since…since before it was called Elna, and we’re sad that this much needed shelter we’ve worked with for so long is closing. It’s not all bad news though – Elna is shifting to a new model, and families will be housed in individual apartments. CHEERing will…

Scanning and screening

In partnership with the Barca Foundation and Organization Earth, CHEERing is screening our footballers – and their families – to decrease their risk of future harm. This week, we screened 38 kids, coaches, and parents for heart problems with ECGs at the football field. Everyone turned out healthy, and will now be able to play…

Luncheering boxes

When kids at the Malakasa refugee camp told the CHEERing team they were embarrassed to go to school because, unlike the Greek pupils, they didn’t have snacks in their backpacks, we stepped in. With support from CRIBS International, and boxes and backpacks provided by Christian Refugee Relief, CHEERing shops each week for healthy snacks and…

CHEERing launches Football Fit!

CHEERing’s latest football-related activity, Football Fit, launched this month in Malakasa refugee camp. This ‘wraparound’ pilot program provides fun cooking, nutrition, first aid and fitness sessions for girls in our Malakasa football team, thanks to support from @forrefugees and @camcrag. The program is led by Malakasa resident and CHEERing team member Farzana Rahimi, supported by…

Launch of Joint WHO-UNICEF Report on Marketing of Formula Milk Products

Join the launch of a new @WHO @UNICEF report on aggressive formula milk marketing & its impact on health & #HumanRights. Largest report of its kind, hearing from 8500+ women. Two launches on 23 Feb: 10am CET & 11am EST. Register: https://bit.ly/3Ht69hE #EndExploitativeMarketing To read the report, please go to the WHO page and download the report, or click on this…

CHEERing Telehealth Service Number

CHEERing has a new Tele-health service number for refugees and migrants in Greece. Message the number below on Whatsapp for any inquiries about infant development, nutrition, breastfeeding, or growth!  

CHEERing teams up with Barca Foundation

CHEERing’s growing football program got a boost this month as we teamed up with the Barca Foundation and Organization Earth to begin FutbolNet sessions for youth at Malakasa camp and in central Athens. The program will offer training based on FutbolNet’s unique curriculum to over 150 girls and boys, and will be headed up by…

CHEERing and CRIBS – Natural allies for mothers and babies!

In January 2022, CHEERing signed an agreement with CRIBS to help out with their many projects in Athens, Greece. Both CRIBS and CHEERing focus mainly on mothers and babies, and we’ve been natural allies in the fight for families in Athens for some time. CHEERing will be working with CRIBS on apartment maintenance, peer counseling…