CHEERing donates more medicines!

In collaboration with GivMed, CHEERing has donated Primperan ampules and Sirdalud that came our way through donations, to the Asilo Aniaton institution. Asilo Aniaton has been operating since 1893 assisting the elderly who are bedridden and chronically ill. It is always a pleasure for CHEERing to be able to help. Thank you GivMed for making…

War on worms

Imagine being a parent and seeing your child has worms, with no way to get rid of them. The medical advice is, wash underwear in hot water, clip nails short, and don’t play in the dirt. Which doesn’t work too well when you have no underwear, 1 washing machine per 300 people, no nail clippers…

Updates from CHEERing Afghanistan

CHEERing’s Herat team have leapt into action to help the world’s neediest children. As word spreads, Samana, our midwife-leader has been called to visit some desperate families at home, and many mothers are bringing children to the Grow Clinic with disabilities and severe nutritional needs. Mothers are breastfeeding their infants, but toddlers and older children…

Football fit screenings launch for 2022/23 season

Thanks to funding from the Barca Foundation, CHEERing can screen and refer our footballers for many basic health concerns like dental care, vision problems, and anemia. As an intro to the program, we led a craft activity making cardboard glasses at the cooking class last week! Last year we worked only with kids in Malakasa…

A new trophy and a lot of vitamins….this week at CHEERing FC!

Wednesday October 5th: CHEERing Utd won the summer cup at Eleonas Football Club tonight with a 4-2 victory over Piraeus FC. It was a hard-fought match with some unfortunate injuries to CHEERing but the team were patient, skilled and determined and overcame some fierce opposition to bring back trophy number 5 to the CHEERing office…

CHEERing Afghanistan pilot launches

Thanks to the dedication of our Afghan team members in Greece, our new colleagues in Afghanistan, and funding from the Linda Norgrove Foundation, CHEERing launched a pilot  program to help mothers and children in Afghanistan in September 2022. The CHEERing Grow Clinic in Herat is run by three Afghan women: Samana, a midwife, Somaye, a…

CHEERing and foodKIND team up!

CHEERing is always eager to collaborate with fellow NGOs, and in September 2022 we began a formal collaboration with foodKIND with whom we’ve worked informally for years. As foodKIND transition to a new model of food distribution in Athens, CHEERing has taken on distribution of the foodKIND mothers’ packs, which provide much needed, nutrient-rich food…

Football season is back!

CHEERing Football Club is up and running for the 2022/23 season! This year we have a new team, the K10 CHEERing Seeds, as well as our K12 CHEERing Rockets and K14 CHEERing Dreams – and of course CHEERing Utd, our men’s team, which will compete in the top flight of the Anexartito league this season….

Come volunteer for CHEERing!

CHEERing is always looking for volunteers, interns, and students who want to spend time in the Athens area working on a range of projects: helping with our Grow Clinics, distributing supplies, coaching football, cooking, and teaching. We have an experienced onsite staff who will help you adjust and can mentor new team members with student…

Summer art

The kids are heading back to school – we take a moment to remember a summer of artwork from the talented children in Malakasa, helped by our great summer volunteer team, many of who are also headed back to school this fall. Thanks Zeinab, Camilla, Kala for your great help at the cooking, painting, and…