The school of Telendos and its great history!

The teacher of the small school on the edge of the Aegean, in the beautiful island of Telendos, arrives daily in his yard from Kalymnos. But when the weather is not good, the teacher cannot approach the small harbor. And lessons cannot be done. Telendos is an island, very close to Kalymnos. Once, ...

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A Greek-Australian nurse that goes where help is needed

From the earthquakes of Nepal, to Lesbos and then to Idomeni.  And from there, to Iraq. And from there, wherever, help is needed. This is the life of the Greek-Australian nurse, Helen Zachos. I met Helen in Idomeni. In November 2015. As soon as she had come from Lesvos as a volunteer for the ...

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«I have never felt like refugee, but i have faced a lot of racism»

“In the refugees I see the common struggle all people have. They want a better future for their children, not one filled with suffering and worries. People can withstand anything: hunger, and authoritarian regimes. However, it is extremely difficult to accept the idea that you and your children may ...

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Greek women who revolutionized the American baby food industry

Zoe Marouda-Tziola is a wonderful person. She lives in distant Anchorage,Alaska, which is the largest city In Alaska. She studied medicine, but her love of cooking, raw materials, and people won her over. She loves people and has learned to make contributions. She loves life and smiles regularly ...

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An Astrophysicist Who Is Inspired by «Chaos and Disorder»

Ioannis Seiradakis is an exceptional scientist, Professor of Astrophysics at Aristotle University in Salonika research member of the Antikithiron Machine,which is the first computer in history. He inspires respect the moment he says,” Good day.” Pictures: Dora Topalidou (www.brightside.gr) ...

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Mursal Amiri. The mirror of the women of Afghanistan

"Nothing will be left without searching, especially if the issues and subjects are about women in Afghanistan" promises Mursal Amiri. An Afghan journalist that is working as a reporter on MehrTV. A local TV channel in Balkh province.  "I am closer, to the problems of women in my country comparing ...

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Maryam Khamosh. The silent voice of Afghan women

According to the Afghan Journalist Center (AFJC). Since 2001, when the Taliban regime collapsed, they have lost their lives in the country, 102 journalists. Of these killings, 95% have been left unpunished. Under these conditions, Maryam Khamosh decided to follow the profession of journalist and ...

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Reporting from the “Journalist cemetary”

Mazar e Sharif is the fourth largest city in Afghanistan, with a population of more than 500 thousand people.  The name of the city, means "the Prince's Grave," since according to tradition, the grave of Ali ibn Abi Talib is in the Blue Mosque dominating the city. Cousin of Prophet Muhammad. Mazar ...

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The first female taxi driver in Afghanistan

"It's hard to believe that I'm a driver even to men, but it's a fact," says Sarah Bahai. The first female taxi driver in Afghanistan. "Although there are problems and difficulties in my country, although the statistics of kidnapping thefts and murders are rising in Afghanistan, I am a positive ...

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Syrian coffee

"In a pound of coffee, I want 40 to 50 grams Cardamom and 15 grams Mastic." This is the pot of Syrian coffee according to the preferences of Abuňour. Every week, he was taking a taxi from his home, in Al Ashrafiyeh area to Aleppo, to get to Menshia area and Ben Aldiafe coffee store, to buy his ...

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Green Santa Claus

At Santa Claus's workshop in the North Pole, the preparations were fiery. They all been working fast to prepare the gifts of the children of the world and Santa Claus was so busy that he had no time even for his beloved granddaughter, Little Amyrso. Amyrso, bored by herself, looking at her ...

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The Christmas lesson of Panagiotis

It was the dawn of Christmas Eve and Panagiotis, the little gray fluffy bunny who was living with his family at the oak of the big olive tree in the center of the forest, had already got up from his bed. He had been washed, dressed and ate a quick breakfast with boiled carrots. Along the table, ...

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Once upon a time in Idomeni.  Not so far…

She wake up in the morning, washed, dressed, polished her shoes and settle again on the back side of her mind, all those difficult moments that she  lived up to reach Greece. She'll refresh her memory again and she maybe cries, when she reaches her destination. When she will feel secure. Somewhere ...

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When light is withdrawn …

When the light is withdrawn from the refugee camps around Thessaloniki, withdrawn the NGO members too. The only non-refugees remaining, is two three policemen at the post of entry, bored and reluctant to participate-even the role that imposes the suit them- in foursomes. When light and NGO ...

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«Salam Asef»

It was in autumn 2016 when I met Asef. Asef Faizi is his complete name. He was sleeping rough with his brother's family, opposite Thessaloniki's railway station. In a park, along with dozens of other refugees from Afghanistan. All day, they had stretched their sleeping bags and blankets on the ...

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