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…

Picnic on the beach

CHEERing took the boys’ and girls’ football teams to the beach at Oropos in July for our first annual football picnic. Many thanks to our brave and vigilant coaches and volunteers who came to help out!

Community Grow Clinic Open on Thursdays

Come weigh and measure your babies and young children at CHEERing’s community Grow Clinic! Every Thursday, mothers can receive breastfeeding support and pregnant women can learn about breastfeeding and baby care. Learn more in the flyer below.

Beading at Malakasa

Thanks to a great new volunteer, Camilla from Norway, we’ve been able to hold beading workshops in Malakasa camp as fun activities around our cooking sessions. Girls and boys alike have been making necklaces, earrings, and wristbands. Next week, thanks to another talented volunteer, Zeinab from Iraq, we will be doing anatomical art!

CHEERing at Oinofyta

Thanks to a collaboration with Solidarity Now, CHEERing has begun working at Oinofyta again. We’ve not been there since before COVID! Now we are there most weeks to help moms and babies with breastfeeding support at our Grow Clinics. This week 26 mother-baby pairs came to see us!

Fixing Teeth in Football Fit!

In the spring of 2022, CHEERing’s Football Fit program helped over 50 children, parents, and coaches access dental care. Trouble with Teeth When CHEERing screened players in our Football Fit program in spring 2022, poor dental health was the single biggest issue affecting parents and children. 86% of children had visible, severe issues with their…

Healthy Diversity Workshop of GivMed

CHEERing was there! Our Administrator and Project Manager Marianna Igoumeniou participated in the Healthy Diversity Workshop of GivMed as part of the EU programme ”Diversity Training Programme for professionals in the health and social sector” that took place in Athens on the 20th of May 2022. The discussed topics were various but all related to…

CHEERing’s Football Fit Recipe Book

Do you know what Ronaldo’s favourite recipe is? Find out by reading our unique football themed recipe book. Thanks to Funding from Forefugees, we’ve written a virtual recipe book featuring dishes from all the countries where our football players and our volunteers come from. See below to open the book! You can see it here…

The trouble with teeth….

…is that if you don’t have access to dental care, they hurt, go bad, and fall out. CHEERing’s Football Fit program, funded through the Barca Foundation and OE, has already helped over 50 children, parents, and coaches access dental this spring care thanks to an MOU with Seeds of Humanity Hellas and their super volunteer…

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, Organization Earth, and Acupuncturists…