Perched halfway up on a hill a few kilometres north of Mytilini, on the Island of Lesbos, stands the One Happy Family (OHF), a community centre for refugees and asylum-seekers from the nearby camps of KaraTepe and Moria. Built to accommodate 3000, more than 6000 people now survive in Moria, in tents and containers. At … Continue reading WHEN BOOKS ARE THE ONLY ESCAPE…
In the spring of 2016, Giorgos Patlakas was driving along the road to Moria village on the island of Lesbos. He caught sight of a group of young men, running by the roadside. Refugees from the nearby Moria camp, was his first thought. “As an ex-football player myself, I knew from the size of their … Continue reading The Beautiful Game
Peas. Books. Kindness. The Three Peas team would like to wish you all a happy new year and all the best for 2019! We have some good Three Peas news… Three Peas is delighted to announce that Alison Green Books at Scholastic is to publish KIND, a book on kindness for the entire family, to … Continue reading KIND – THE RIGHT BOOK AT THE RIGHT TIME!
Berthold Auerbach (28 February 1812 – 8 February 1882) was a German-Jewish poet and author Music "writes" in the soul of each of us something different, depending on the personality, the experiences, but also the mood of the moment. Music can lift you up... it can bring tears to your eyes... It can help you … Continue reading “Music rinses out of the soul the dust of everyday life”
Illustrations from the Refugee Crisis. If you are around Kings Cross, London, go to the wonderful House of Illustration and have a look at this great exhibition, the first UK exhibition to explore the so called refugee crisis through illustration. Journeys Drawn: Illustrations from the Refugee Crisis show 40 multi-media works by 12 contemporary artists, … Continue reading Journeys Drawn
Three Peas would like to say a big thank you to all the young fundraisers who are supporting us. From Nellie’s lavender sale to Frida’s flee market stall, from Leni’s gingerbread sale to waffle-making gang members Ruby, Levi & their friends, thank you. You prove us all that one is never too young to take … Continue reading You’re never too young!
(Text in Deutsch im Anschluss) Happy news! This week a truck fully packed with 462 BRAND NEW pushchairs, 70 pram bodies and 39 car seats (altogether worth an impressive 200 000 euros) will leave Germany for Lesvos. Grateful hurray to this generous, kind-hearted, anonymous donor! The waiting list in Lesvos for this kind of goods … Continue reading PEAS for PRAMS
The lifeless bodies of three babies... looking almost as if they are sleeping, are carried carefully ashore in Libya. They are among the latest victims of the European migrant/refugee policy... their young lives lost as a rubber boat carrying desperate people seeking a better life capsized off the north Africa nation's coast. About a hundred … Continue reading Safe passage
Lesbos Spring 2018 We choose the cafe on the harbour because it is pleasant, a nice terrace, a good atmosphere. In the background the tv shows the court of Mytilene: a trial that has been going on for many months about helpers being judged, will they be considered people rescuers or people smugglers? The verdict … Continue reading IMPRESSIONS FROM A GREEK ISLAND
From the smart, curious, always interested and interesting publisher Peirene, this book is the result of a writing workshop with refugees in the Shatila camp in Beirut. This is a kaleidoscope of honest, raw stories. The editing and translations are diamond-sharp, it is written with the simplicity of economy, and it delivers a punch. For … Continue reading Shatila Stories