Busy day at Eleonas camp!

Today, June 21st, CHEERing had a super-busy day at Eleonas! We had 26 women attend our mother/baby session, including lots of new moms with babies to be weighed, and many pregnant women. CHEERing works with Project Elea to support breastfeeding mothers and help pregnant women prepare to breastfeed. Many thanks to our project team, Airinie,…

CHEERinGreece conference presentations

CHEERinGreece has taken to the conference circuit to present on the plight of breastfeeding refugees in Greece. In June 2019, we presented at the MAINN conference in Lancashire, England, on our findings that breastfeeding rates among refugees are low, and that refugee camps in the Athens area do not adhere to international guidelines for Infant…

Happy Mother’s Day!

CHEERing would like to wish everyone a happy Mother’s Day! Take a look at our new CHEERing artwork from talented young artist Annie Armstrong from Scotland – check out her Facebook page at Annie Armstrong Art

CHEERing at Galaxias!

CHEERing Director Anne Merewood was honored to speak at the 12th Galaxias National IBCLC and IBFAN Conference in Athens in April 2019. We applaud the dynamic movement to support and increase breastfeeding rates in Greece and all the champions who organized, attended, and spoke at the conference. It’s an exciting time to be involved with…

CHEERing training for MVI

Easter weekend in Greece and CHEERing was thrilled to welcome 6 volunteer medics from Medical Volunteers International to an infant feeding training. We discussed the challenges faced in camps and shelters around growth and nutrition, reasons to encourage breastfeeding, and ways to refer children when we identify health issues in our routine checks. We are…

The Layali Salon

Project Layali is a not-for-profit social enterprise (KOINSEP) working with the refugee community in Athens, Greece. Layali Salon is a small, eco-friendly hair and beauty salon managed and staffed by refugees and migrants.  It is based on the ground floor of the building at Pipinou 78 which houses the CHEERing office and CHEERing leadership are…

What we do: Direct service

CHEERing provides direct service every week at Skaramagas, Oinofyta, and Eleonas refugee camps, in collaboration with other non-profit organizations, and intensive support at the Provocando la Paz shelter in central Athens. Each week we weigh, measure, and track growth in babies, and offer support to mothers of young infants. We also provide sessions for refugee…

What we do: Professional training

Training of agencies, including medical professionals and volunteers who work daily with refugee populations, is key to preventing infant health problems. If you would like us to train your organization, please contact us at CHEERinGreece@cheering.eu . We also present at professional and academic conferences.