The Center for
About the center
The Center for Shared Humanity is a cooperative located in Athens, Greece that offers educational and vocational classes to refugees.
The location of the center is safe and accessible for refugees who visit and attend classes.
Language is a critical piece of cultural immersion. Greek and English language courses were offered in our community center four days a week.
Music Lessons were offered twice a week in our community center. The teacher, Mr. Ayyar, is an accomplished musician, and a refugee from Afghanistan.
Vocational classes in electrical wiring, carpentry, and plumbing were offered to provide refugees with the skills needed to acquire well-paying jobs.
The Women's Space
The Center for Shared Humanity contains a Women's Space.
This was a safe space for women to learn, socialize, and unwind. We offered sewing, knitting, and hygiene classes designed to specifically support women.
Computer literacy courses were offered twice weekly in our community center with computers that were generously donated to Shared Humanity by a corporate sponsor.
An Update on the center for shared humanitY
Our first center was created in 2016 to offer lessons in English, Greek, Computers and Vocational training to men and women seeking asylum in Europe. From 2016 to 2021 nearly 100 people attended classes in our centers. Unfortunately, Covid 19 and the growing hostility of a right-wing government in Greece limited our ability to effectively provide services to our clientele. We have decided to temporarily discontinue classes in our Athens Women’s Center. We are heartened by the fact that almost every man and woman who participated in our vocational and educational centers has successfully migrated to Western Europe.