Meet Isabel, CHEERing’s Erasmus Entrepreneur!

CHEERing has become a host program for the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Program! Our first Entrepreneur, Isabel, will be part of the CHEERing  team for the next six months. Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange program which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses, organizations…

”ART AND CULTURE VS XENOPHOBIA” EXHIBITION CHEERing took part in the September 2021 ”Art and Culture vs Xenophobia” Exhibition organised by Artifactory and its partners the Ås Art & Music School (Kulturskolen i Ås) (Municipality of Ås in Norway) and Baumstrasse- O dromos me dentra. The exhibition was in at the Kypseli Municipal Market. You…

#vaccinationdone campaign

RefugeeInfo created posters to promote the #vaccinationdone campaign. The goal of the campaign is to engage more people to take the Covid19 vaccine and encouraging participants to promote the message by posting on social media by using the #vaccinationdone hashtag. To see more about the campaign and to download the posters/information sheets in other languages such…

We are first responders!

CHEERing is in the process of certifying our team as emergency responders. Today, ED Anne Merewood; Peer Counselor Farzana Hakimi, and volunteer extraordinaire Danni Scales completed their Greek-government recognized training (and had a lot of fun doing it!)

Support girls’ soccer in the camps

Welcome to CHEERing’s latest program: CHEERing STARS: Soccer Teams and Refugee Solidarity. In late July we began coaching girls’ soccer with kids from Malakasa 1, and were overwhelmed by the response. On day one, 16 girls turned up despite super hot temperatures, and ran us into the ground. Malakasa 1 is blessed with great residents…

CHEERing featured in ENN guidelines!

CHEERing is featured in a brand new publication from the Emergency Nutrition Network – Operational Guidance: Breastfeeding Counselling in Emergencies. The Guidance, commissioned by the WHO, provides practical and supportive information to organizations working with mothers and babies in emergency settings. CHEERing contributed a Case Study about a female refugee and her infant from the…

Elna CHEERing clinic updates

It’s been a while in the making, but CHEERing has renovated the clinic at Elna Maternity Center, where we see moms and babies every week to check in on breastfeeding, baby growth and nutrition. We’ve added new cabinets, sorted and catalogued all the medicines, trained families and peers in first aid and over-the-counter medicine use,…

CHEERing at Malakasa

As you can see in the photo, there’s a huge need for parents to get their babies weighed and measured at the camps, as many do not get regular pediatric care. CHEERing is collaborating with FoodKIND at Malakasa camp 40km north of Athens to provide this service every week. Knowing how much baby weighs, and…