© 2019 No More Walking Just Cycling Team

AMSTERDAM-PARIS

For the fourth year, we continue a tradition of cycling on the paths of Europe to support displaced unaccompanied children and youth who are alone in Greece. This year we will ride from Amsterdam to the city of Lights and Love, a total of 570km in 72 hours.

With your help, we let them know: they should never have to walk alone again!

6-9 SEPTEMBER 2019

For the first time all together, the Just Running Team, bringing together 8 nationalities will  participate in the iconic Dam to Dam race in Amsterdam on the 22nd of September.

A nature lover? join one of our hiking events, come discover the trailing paths and help minors find their own path in life!

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OUR CAUSE

Helping Unaccompanied Minors find their path in life

Since 2015, 160,000 children under 18 years old fled to Europe alone or lost their families on the road to safety.

 

Like all children, they deserve a future too. That’s why we started the Just Cycling challenge.

Since 2016 citizens from all around the world have come together to support children who have lost their homes and are alone in Greece. 

 

In 2016, Just Cycling helped 5 children start a new life in Portugal through the groundbreaking program of METAdrasi and in 2017 71 children in transit shelters in Greece with food, clothes, medical, psychological support, educational and recreational activities.In 2018, we funded Just Cycling in the Park, an activity for unaccompanied children from the Athens shelter to practice our favourite sport! Together with them we also refurbished their home and supported medical and educational expenses in all METAdrasi shelters. In the Just Cycling spirit of empowering innovative projects to take off, we funded expenses in one of METAdrasi's Semi Independent Living facility for young teenagers who are alone in Greece to get the support and life skills to be able to support themselves. We are very excited to be also funding the start up of two new, Semi-Independent facilities! This year's fundraising will be towards supporting those Just Cycling SIL facilities that will host at least 8 teenagers!

In an emotional show of solidarity, a total of over 200 people from 23 countries have came together these last four years to support the unaccompanied minors in Greece. Together we sent our message to 60 countries.

We want to continue supporting them by giving as many as possible access to safe, nurturing environments where they can grow and develop.

 

There are over 3,700 unaccompanied children and teenagers in Greece. Over than 2,000 remain without shelter and protection, (in camps, hotspots, police stations), almost half of whom are estimated to be homeless. They are in grave danger of abuse and exploitation.

We are continuing the tradition of cycling the paths of Europe to help these children. We will ride, between the 6th and 9th September,  from Amsterdam to the city of Lights, Paris, solidarity with the unaccompanied minors in Greece. September will be a month full of activities and will close with the most glorious way by Just Running, where 15 runners from 8 countries will dedicate their Dam tot Damloop race to support the unaccompanied children.

With your help, we will support METAdrasi protect and care for as many unaccompanied minors as possible. 

THE IMPACT

With your help, since 2016, we are consistently supporting great initiatives that impact these childrens' lives. This year all the funds collected will again support the work done by METAdrasi in Greece to ensure safe accommodation for unaccompanied minors.

Provide Shelter

We supported financially the innovative program of METAdrasi, through which 5 children found a new life in Portugal. In 2017, we supported 71 children in transit shelters of METAdrasi in Greece with food, clothes, medical, psychological support, educational and recreational activities.

Equipped facilities

We equipped Unaccompanied minors' accommodation facilities in Athens, Chios, Lesvos, Samos, and Thessaloniki with furniture and lockers, so that each child has a personal space for their belongings.

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Provided Meals

Finally we provided the School of Chios with 750 meals for their Unaccompanied Minors' cooking class, where children learnt to cook, bonded and most importantly received a nutritious meal.

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METAdrasi has created a safety net for the support of unaccompanied children in Greece, through four integrated initiatives: Escorting Missions, Transit Accommodation Facilities (Samos, Chios, Athens), Guardianship Network & Foster Care. These initiatives ensure that the children are supported from their first point of entry and protected from trafficking networks and potential abuse or exploitation.

Just Cycling is a precious supporter we keep in our hearts. We always feel them by our side, while dealing with everyday challenges in a constantly changing environment

Laura Pappa,President of METAdrasi

 

Let's support unaccompanied minors in Greece: they should never have to walk alone again. Your donation will fund the excellent network of safety and support established by METAdrasi in Greece. Please consider donating:

Paypal/credit cards:

 

Bank Transfer

 

 

IBAN : GR07 0140 1040 1040 0200 2024 081

SWIFT: CRBAGRAA

please specify "Just Cycling"

Bank Account holder: METAdrasi Action for Migration and Development

Address: 7, 25 Martiou Str., 17778, Tavros, Athens, Greece

Bank Name: Alpha Bank

100% of all funds collected will support the Unaccompanied minor refugees.

No travel or administrative costs of Just Cycling will be covered by your donations!

Please kindly note that donations are not yet tax deductible. If you require a tax deductible receipt please contact us at info@nomorewalking.ch before making the donation. Please read donation policy here

 

Just Cycling was born in November 2015 by small team of passionate cyclists as a direct response to the stories of the hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Middle East who were desperately looking for safety from the war and devastation of their homelands.

We decided to cross borders on our bikes to raise awareness and funds to support those children who arrived and got stranded in Greece without family.

Since more than 200 cyclists, runners, hiker drivers and Ambassadors from 23 nations joined us. All together we pledge to help these children find their path in life.

The growth of our team reflects the need of people from around the world who have been blessed with security, opportunity, health, stamina, and resources to help the children who are not as fortunate and are at risk of being forgotten because of fear..

 

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