Iraqi refugee teaches young men to make music

We recently visited Ritsona, a refugee camp only 15 minutes away from our Oinofyta camp school. Ritsona has around 600 refugees, most of whom are Syrian or Iraqi, staying in tents across what used to be a Greek military camp. The camp has some lovely trees that provide shade, and the volunteers have worked hard … Continue reading Iraqi refugee teaches young men to make music

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Istanbul

Our visit to Istanbul ended just before the horrific terrorist attack on the Istanbul Ataturk Airport. To read our reactions to the attack, please read here.  We feel it is more necessary than ever to share the stories of the beautiful city. It remains a place filled with many kind people and incredible sights.  the statistics … Continue reading Istanbul

From Communism to Art: Che-P in Bogota // De comunista a artisano: Che-P en Bogota

"Che-P", presumably a nickname inspired by Che Guevara, sells artisan jewelry on a street corner a block from the Plaza de Bolivar in Bogota. Here in the shadow of the federal government buildings, he tells me about his childhood on the streets. "I never read a book until I was 13 years old," he says, "and … Continue reading From Communism to Art: Che-P in Bogota // De comunista a artisano: Che-P en Bogota