© 2019 No More Walking Just Cycling Team

MARCH- OCTOBER 2018

For the second year, we join forces with Just Cycling and run on the paths of Europe to support unaccompanied minor asylum seekers. From March to October 2018, 50 runners from10 nations will run in cities all over Europe to raise awareness and funds to support these children. With your help, we will let them know: they should never have to walk alone again!

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.

 

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 2017 we were joined for the first time by runners and hikers from all over Europe. In an emotional show of solidarity, a total of more than 160 people came together to support the unaccompanied minors in Greece.

Together we also 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.

Currently, there are over 3,000 unaccompanied children in Greece. Over than 2,137 unaccompanied children remain without shelter and protection, (in camps, hotspots, police stations), almost half of whom are estimated to be homeless. These children are in grave danger of abuse and exploitation.

We are continuing the tradition of cycling, running and hiking on the paths of Europe to help these children. Our team of runners will be bringing our message all over Europe in 10 countries and our cycling team will be riding, between the 25th-28th of May,  from Amsterdam to the beautiful city of Leuven in Belgium, and back in solidarity with the unaccompanied minors in Greece.

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

THE IMPACT

With your help, in 2016 and 2017, we supported great initiatives that impact these childrens' lives. This year all the funds collected will again support the work done by METAdrasi 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

We are sincerely grateful for Just Cycling’s contribution to our work and very moved by your decision to continue supporting us. We are happy and proud that you have joined us in our efforts to offer protection and care to unaccompanied children in Greece.

Isabella Logotheti, 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

 

 

in Euro

IBAN : GR07 0140 1040 1040 0200 2024 081

SWIFT: CRBAGRAA

please specify "Just Running"

Bank Account holder: METAdrasi Action for Migration and Development

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

Bank Name: Alpha Bank

 

in CHF

IBAN CH76 0900 0000 6152 1749 5,

BIC: POFICHBEXXX 

please specify "Just Running"

Bank: Post Finance, Luzern, Switzerland.

Account holder: No More Walking​

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.

In 2017 more than 160 cyclists, runners, hiker drivers and Ambassadors from 28 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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