Rad Music International Social Action December 2023

Our lives are based on social interactions that we experience every day. Rad, as a good initiative, dedicates time every year to engage with the children inside the camp. While other organizations may be on vacation, Rad keeps its doors open until the last day of the year. For the year 2023, we conducted our social action with the children, providing 2000 gifts to all the children living inside the camp, including art activities, music, and dancing. We enjoyed these moments with the kids, conducting our actions in two locations.

On December 25th, the Rad team, along with more than 15 volunteers and the Moria White Helmet team, collaborated to distribute gifts of love to all the innocent kids inside the camp. On the 27th, we took 120 kids out of the camp to Olympico Park, one of the beautiful Christmas villages, allowing them to experience some joyful moments. It was amazing to see how both parents and kids enjoyed these moments.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to our partner, Siniparxi, who supported us with gifts for the children. We also extend our gratitude to UNHCR for providing buses to travel with the kids outside of the CCAC, to Stand by Me Lesvos for supporting and helping realize this action, and to all the volunteers from different organizations who came to offer their support. Special thanks to our friend Edris Yaquebe for capturing the beautiful moments in photographs.

RAD’s Action With Human Human Riddim Care

“Together with Rad Music International we were able to provide food for 29 families more than 60 people, on Lesbos last Friday.
For a week now, protection seekers in Camp Mavovrouni (formerly Camp Moria 2.0) have not received any food after their second asylum application was arbitrarily decided negatively. As a result, families with children are left with nothing and suffer from hunger. All this is happening on European soil with the co-responsibility of Switzerland through Schengen/Dublin. For this reason Human Riddim Care together with RAD Music provided 29 food bags with pasta, vegetables, oil, toast and salt, so that the families with sometimes 5 to 6 children could pick up the emergency food. In total there are 500 people who currently do not receive any food at all. In order to be able to provide food to these and other people seeking protection, we urgently need further financial resources. Thank you in advance for your donations.”

RAD in Action with Correspondance Letter

“Let’s Create Interactions Without Borders!”

In a world where technology often dominates communication, we believe in the power of handwritten letters to foster genuine connections and understanding between young minds from different backgrounds. Through this program, we aim to bridge the gaps caused by borders and provide a platform for meaningful exchange.

Children in exile often face unique challenges, far from their homes and the familiar faces they once knew. By reaching out to their European peers through handwritten letters, they can share their stories, experiences, dreams, and aspirations. These letters become a medium of expression, enabling them to connect on a personal level, transcending geographical boundaries.

We envision a network of pen pals, where young hearts across Europe can build friendships, exchange cultures, and embrace diversity. By encouraging empathy and curiosity, we hope to promote a sense of belonging and support for these children in exile.

Through this program, we emphasize the values of compassion, open-mindedness, and inclusivity. We believe that creating interactions without borders can foster a global community that celebrates differences and seeks unity in our shared humanity.

Are you ready to join us in creating connections that span across borders and cultures? Let’s embark on this heartwarming journey together, one letter at a time! Together, we can create a world where friendships know no boundaries, and empathy becomes a guiding force in shaping a brighter future for all. Let’s create interactions without borders! This Action was In collaboration with MEtadrasi Lesvos.

RAD Education in Action in Greek public school of Loutra

RAD’s commitment to education for refugees in Lesvos Island is commendable, and it’s heartening to hear about your recent support for the Primary School of Loutra Village. By providing educational materials as a donation, RAD is making a positive impact on the learning environment for both local and refugee students.

Education is a powerful tool that can transform lives and open doors to new opportunities. By supporting the school in Loutra Village, RAD is helping to create a more inclusive and enriching learning experience for the students, fostering intercultural education that celebrates diversity and promotes understanding among different communities.

It’s important to acknowledge and appreciate the teachers and the principal director of the school who welcomed RAD with open arms. Their dedication and hard work in providing quality education to the students deserve recognition and support.

Intercultural education is vital in today’s interconnected world, as it promotes empathy, tolerance, and mutual respect among students from various backgrounds. By creating an environment that embraces cultural diversity, the school is nurturing future generations who will value inclusivity and understanding in their communities.

RAD’s initiative to support the Primary School of Loutra Village exemplifies the positive impact that organizations and individuals can have when they come together to invest in education and create meaningful change. Such efforts contribute to building a more equitable and harmonious society, where every child, regardless of their background, can access quality education and thrive.

Education is a pathway to empowerment, and RAD’s dedication to promoting education in action is truly inspiring. The ripple effects of this support will undoubtedly be felt in the lives of the students and the broader community for years to come. Congratulations on making a difference in the lives of these young learners!

This action was support by : Human Riddim Care, Siniparxi, Home For All and Yoga and sport for Refugee.

Social Activity with Refugees Community to close refugees week 2022

Indeed, social life and human connection are essential needs for everyone, and it becomes even more crucial for people who are on the move, like refugees and displaced individuals. Often, individuals in such situations may feel isolated and disconnected from their communities and loved ones.

As Rad is committed to being close to people on the move, creating opportunities for social events and gatherings can have a profound impact on the well-being of these individuals. Social events provide a platform for refugees and other community members to come together, share their experiences, and build meaningful connections.

By organizing social activities, Rad can bridge the gaps between different communities present on the island. It fosters understanding, empathy, and solidarity among diverse groups, ultimately promoting integration and mutual support.

Furthermore, social events can be an avenue for cultural exchange and celebration, allowing people from different backgrounds to share their traditions, art, music, and culinary delights. This not only enriches the lives of the participants but also promotes a sense of belonging and acceptance.

These gatherings can also provide a sense of normalcy and joy in the lives of those who may have experienced trauma and displacement. It reminds them that they are not alone and that there are people who care and support them.

Overall, social events organized by Rad play a vital role in nurturing a strong sense of community and enhancing the well-being of individuals on the move. It helps to create a more inclusive and compassionate society where everyone can find support and connections despite the challenges they may face.

Ecomusica Refugees  Erasmus +

Katerina Nikos, Home for All 🗣 «From the 3rd to the 13th of April ,on Lesvos took place an Erasmus+ program of the European union. A project arranged long time before, with all the difficulties covid 19 could bring, started in Larissa, continue in Strasbourg, and now on Lesvos, ending on January in Germany. Home for all was a part from the first moment in this project, responsible to organise it on lesvos.
Ecomusica refugees.
After all the years music lessons for refugees taking place in our restaurant, and the people we met, no one could organise better an amazing team of refugees to be a part of this ,than Rouddy Kimpioka , our dear friend and partner. When we ask he was so happy and Rad Music International for one more time was with us, with 16 amazing people.
For ten days, a big group of people that we didnt care whos coming from where, what is his colour or his religion, we become one, we discover the magic world of music, the beauty of giving life to things you can find at the garbage, growing the feeling of love for eachother by sharing the most important things in life. Food, be in nature, music, dance, creation.
Activities took place also in homeland and home village, we let ourselves to feel kids again, with this innocence and purity that we sometimes loose.
Thanks to marinos and drosia cafe, for the relaxing beautiful hours we spent there.
Thanks to iliahtida a.m.k.e and mosaik , offering their space, opening their door , and the beautiful cooperation. Thanks to EcoFairly équitablement écologique , for the idea, for choosing us, for organising the project in Strasbourg and organising everything , and ly for the perfect person she is, and for the trust. Thanks to cob.gr building with earth for organized the project in Larissa, and the amazing things they do.
Thanks to EU-Projekte von FAIRbund e.V. in Leipzig for the great help, see you in Germany.
But most of all we thank you all, those you living here and you made us so happy be a part of this, those you travel from your countries to lesvos to be a part of this, all the greek people be a part of this, that we didnt know eachother before, is fantastic the way we became all one family from the first moment , amazing. We all learn, think, have fun, eat nice warm cooked food from homes for all kitchen, share the food, share experiences, share feelings, share music, find things we miss, find creativity, and find eachother.
30 people we became one family.
One more home…..for all.
Home for all beyond anything else is a philosophy, a way of living, that we share with people.»
RAD Education in 1st Action to Greek school

The efforts of Rad Music International, consisting of refugees, locals, and international volunteers, to provide support and solidarity to those in need are truly commendable. The devastating fire at Moria, the largest Refugee Camp in Europe, leaving thousands of people homeless, including children, was a tragic event that highlighted the urgent need for compassion and assistance.

One year after the Moria fire, Rad Music International continues its mission to help people affected by disasters. Sending boxes with school supplies to the burnt schools of Agia Anna, Lake, and Keroes in Evia the Greek Public school, which suffered from fires during the summer, demonstrates the group’s commitment to making a positive impact in times of hardship.

The solidarity shown by Rad Music International reflects the belief in the importance of unity among all human beings, transcending nationality, religion, and color. The group’s message of being a human family, standing hand in hand, and supporting one another is a powerful reminder that we are all connected and should not be separated by labels and stereotypes.

The lyrics from the song “The Solidarity” encapsulate the spirit of the group, expressing the desire to live in peace and face hardships together. The dedication to helping people in need and fostering a sense of community is a testament to the strength of human empathy and kindness.

Through the collaboration with Συνύπαρξη και επικοινωνία στο Αιγαίο – Siniparxi, Rad Music International’s efforts extend beyond borders to support people and children in Evia. The act of providing school supplies to the burnt schools exemplifies the belief in the transformative power of education and the hope for a better future for those affected by the fires.

With love and solidarity, Rad Music International’s actions serve as an inspiration to others, demonstrating that collective efforts can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those facing adversity. Their dedication to helping people in need reflects the shared responsibility we all have in creating a more compassionate and inclusive world.

Support After the Fire Moria Camp

In September 2020, the Hell Moria camp was devastated by a fire, leaving many refugees in distress without access to food, water, and other supplies to 100 people per day for 2 weeks. Vulnerable individuals, such as single African women, found refuge in different locations. Metadrasi shelter hosted some African single women, while Tapuaty provided accommodation for African single mothers. Others were left stranded on the streets between L’idl and Mytilini city center. Due to security reasons, those accommodated in the two shelters were not allowed to go out on their own.

To help them cope during the day and provide some relief, Rad took initiatives to organize social activities such as dancing, singing, and playing games for the refugees. Additionally, Rad provided them with essential items such as food, hygiene products, water, and gifts for the children and mothers. The Rad team also ensured that food was provided daily to those stranded on the streets for two weeks.

These beautiful initiatives received support from various organizations and individuals, including the Catholic Church, Siniparxi, and friends like Kitty and Ophélie Lawson. Despite the difficulties faced, Rad and its supporters did their best to provide much-needed support and activities during this challenging period.

Activities inside Moria Camp

In July 2020, before the fire devastated the large refugee camp of Moria, Rad and the Correspondence Letter for the Children organized a big day with many creative activities, photos, music, singing, dancing, and food. The purpose was to share the most important moment with the children inside the Moria camp. Most of the kids had been abandoned without any activities, and it was understood that they were innocent and should be protected from everything happening in their lives. However, the conditions at Moria camp were not ideal to create a beautiful space for the kids.

Lonaïs, as the manager of a good correspondence program, worked together to make a special day for all the children. These activities brought many kids together, allowing them to smile and share a good moment with their parents.

Food Supply to Rad team inside Moria Camp

It’s great to hear about the social actions taken by Rad Music International and their partner Siniparxi to support the Rad team inside Moria camp during the first quarantine. Social activities and actions play a crucial role in meeting basic needs, especially during challenging times like a pandemic.

Providing food supplies to those inside Moria camp, who were unable to come out due to pandemic restrictions, was a thoughtful and essential initiative. Such acts of kindness and support can make a significant difference in the lives of people facing difficult circumstances.

During times of crisis, community support and collaboration become even more critical, and your example illustrates how organizations and partners can come together to address the needs of vulnerable populations. By working collectively, we can help ensure that basic needs like food and other essentials are met for those who may be struggling in such challenging situations.

These kinds of social actions not only provide immediate relief but also foster a sense of solidarity and compassion within the community. They remind us of the power of collective efforts and the positive impact they can have on individuals and communities alike.

Hopefully, such efforts continue to inspire others to engage in social activities and actions to support those in need, making the world a more compassionate and empathetic place. (April 2020).