My sincerest apologies for both skipping last Friday’s podcast and for posting this one a day late! But believe me, it’s worth the wait. For this short podcast I had the true pleasure of interviewing one of the most wonderful people that I’ve met in Athens, Eirini, who works for the Greek Forum of Refugees as a Community Worker.
Community Workers and Cultural Mediators are really essential workers in the refugee camps. The program is coordinated in partnership with UNHCR, but all of the Community Workers are part of the GFR community and many came to Greece as refugees themselves.
Eirini grew up in Greece in an Egyptian-Greek household, speaking both Greek and Arabic, and she studied Arabic in Syria and was trained as an interpreter by one of the big Greek NGOs, Metadrasi. Eirini works in the Eleonas Refugee Camp which is the closest one to Athens city center.
So what is a Community Worker, and what stories does Eirini have to tell about her work? Take a listen and find out!
Posted By Mattea Cumoletti
Posted Jul 2nd, 2016