In future, we were asked to do some creative work with the children, so we painted with watercolor, used textile color on old shirts and created garlands with crepe paper. Both the kids and we had a great time. I always walk out of the refugee home with a big big smile on my face thinking about the children and how much fun we had.
Now, that I am in Greece I miss this weekly appointment in the refugee home. The volunteering there made me more grateful for what I have – for my education, for my safe home, for European peace. The experience helped me to grow, to be more open-minded and to see refugees as individuals. Nobody can take these impressions from me. It seems that I learned more about myself in the few hours that I’ve spend in the refugee home than in school.
Tips for you: If you want to help in your local refugee home, just go there and say hello! People and social workers there are usually very kind and open people. If you don't want to go alone, take a friend or your sister/brother with you because it helps to have someone familiar around :)
Originally published at Volunteers in Serres