Running for freedom

The Ionian sunset over turquoise water had long faded on the horizon, leaving the port of Patras in warm darkness. We sat in a long line of cars and tractor-trailers passing through security to board the midnight ferry to Venice. Bored, we watched the security guys checking each semi truck from top to bottom, scanning … Continue reading Running for freedom

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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