Kasia has just joined our team in Lesbos. At the Foundation she is helping us to delve into the meanders of internet innovations, and on the island she has been tasked with developing a system that will link the 30 volunteers who distribute daily meals with the ‘Home for All’ kitchen. This will streamline the communication of the number of meals and other needs in specific tents in the camp.
We’re giving her the floor today because she is joining us for the first time and has a fresh perspective on what we are doing here.
“On the very first day it became apparent that the crisis on the island is more that of a lack of goodwill than a humanitarian one.
We visit children who have been hearing for weeks from the medics here that they should come back later. We also see resigned mothers who, initially, don’t even bother to tell us about their children’s health problems because these proved too small for the camp’s clinic. When they see that we keep our word and return with the medicines to the neighbouring tents, they finally ask us to examine their children too.
For us, every child’s suffering is important and deserves attention.
Today, having succeeded in buying the necessary medicines made us happier than any Christmas present would. We were afraid that we would have to send some of them from Poland, and yet we did it! In a moment we will hand them over to the parents. Thanks to the medicines you helped us obtain, Melanie, who suffers from asthma, will breathe freely, Louna will cure her anemia and Abder’s mum will heal his skin problems.”
You can still help us. We are leaving on Saturday, but until then we are visiting tent after tent in the near 40 degree heat and providing assistance to all the children who need it. Join us: support pharmaceutical purchases for children in Lesbos by visiting GoodWorks 24/7.