January 2016 – We cook for people
Equipped with gas stoves, big pots and a van full of donations we spent 2 weeks in Athens, providing 1000 hot, tasty meals and warm clothes for people on Victoria and Omonia square.
March/April 2016 – We cook WITH people
Let’s think more sustainable: Within four weeks we set up a community kitchen in Camp Katsikas and prepared 1200 hot and tasty meals – together with the people from the camp.
Since August 2016 – We create with people
We think ahead: Within the project HABIBI.WORKS we are setting up a workshop in Katsikas. On this platform, people from all around the globe can prove their talent, express their creativity and build what is needed. Unfolding the potential of people. It works.
About the Project
Soup and Socks e.V. was founded in 2015 to set a sign of solidarity with people fleeing their countries and to improve their situation. People who came to Europe as refugees were treated either as victims or as a thread, both of which is wrong and shortsighted. Over the course of only 7 months, our project developed from a mobile soup kitchen to the permanent makerspace Habibi.Works.
Habibi.Works is an extraordinary maker space for products and perspectives in the north of Greece. In a context in which sustainable responses are rare, the project provides platforms for education, empowerment and encounter for refugees and members of the local society.
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Jonas “Joni” Winter
Amira Belhaj Soulami
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