The Starfish team on Lesvos at OpenSpace

ASTERIAS - STARFISH FOUNDATION

To help build a better tomorrow, through dignity and the coexistence of people.

Refugees arriving on the shore in Lesvos

OUR WORK

Starfish works to better the lives of all people on Lesvos, this includes refugees and local population.
At the heart of Starfish lies the belief that everyone deserves to be shown compassion, dignity, and humanity. We focus on the need for integration and relationship building and the importance of implementing practical solutions that work for all.

Covid-19 Prevention

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the lives of the people we work with. Our #SafeHands project supplies soap, water, and protective masks to residents of the RIC Lesvos camp, a vital component to keeping COVID cases low in the camp

Young women, new mothers, and babies are especially vulnerable populations in the densely crowded conditions of the camp.  We work to get essential supplies to newborns, as well as providing support and guidance about breastfeeding to new and expecting mothers.

Our Breastfeeding Project
Capacity building for the residence on Lesvos

Starfish works to bring wellness resources to those in need, holding self-defence and empowerment classes, yoga sessions, and creative workshops for vulnerable women on Lesvos.

Yoga and Self-defence for women
Skill building and integration

Starfish opened an opportunity hub, OpenSpace, in 2019 for residents of Lesvos, both locals and refugees - a gathering place where people can come to learn, to share, to create. Starfish also supports local community projects such as an autism charity, support of the arts community, and local producers.  Many local initiatives support the Lesvos community.

We are working to build skills that will enable refugees and asylum seekers to integrate into new societies; Greek classes conducted in the camp, and English lessons for vulnerable women living outside of the camp. Our multilingual library is accessible to all those residing on Lesvos.

OUR STORIES

 
GET IN TOUCH

We would love to hear from you! For any questions or general enquiries simply fill out the contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

office@asterias-starfish.org

Tel: +30 22510 20375

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