Today is a day of joy, dance and laughter in Greece ... It’s the Carnival Sunday, the day that marks the end of carnival season and the beginning of a 40 Day fasting period for the Greek Orthodox Christians until Easter -the day that celebrates love and hope for life. And today that very special … Continue reading The shame of Europe
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”
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!
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
A TRUCK FOR LESVOS Gmünd/Niederösterreich Sammlung für Menschen auf der Flucht - Lesbos/Griechenland Wir sind gerade zurück von unserer letzten Reise nach Griechenland, wir waren auch wieder auf Lesbos. Die Lage dort ist katastrophal und menschenunwürdig. Die Zahlen der Menschen, die auf Lesbos ankommen und festsitzen steigen massiv, genauso wie die Temperaturen. Die Medienaufmerksamkeit sinkt … Continue reading HELFEN SIE HELFEN – 6. Juni 2018
Dedicated to all women who had and still have to live this life, thank you to the unknown writer from Syria. "WHAT I WAS… I was a student, once. I graduated from a prestigious university and shook hands with its founder when I received my diploma. Now my hands grasp at others’ unwanted clothes; Cling … Continue reading What I was…