Ethos is a voluntary, grassroots, non-profit, independent humanitarian association of people that have been actively involved with the humanitarian challenges in in different areas of the world.
We are an independent, politically neutral and non-denominational organisational platform, open to all individuals and groups who wish to support positive social change with honest intentions and peaceful actions anywhere in this world. We come from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds but we share our skills and unite our resources, to support the sustainable evolution of humanity. We have wide experience working with public health and civil society development in various environments around the world, and all of us share a common vision: We want to live in a world where all children can freely grow to their full potentials.
Since 2010, some of our members have been working in India, working particularly with women’s empowerment projects. In 2015, as the refugee crisis escalated in Europe, we decided to move closer and made a local branch in Greece, as a result of the awareness of gaps that have been widely visible during the emergency refugee response in Greece and the mismanagement of resources that prevailed across the context.
Our motivation was to cover some of the major humanitarian needs that were forgotten by all others and to develop meaningful interventions that would equally support the needs of refugees, migrants and local vulnerable people in an ethical and effective manner. Taking into consideration the expertise and experience of our members, the association started to form around one main vision. To support vulnerable children and young people by nourishing their growth and independence.
Since November 2017, we have established a protective apartment for refugee children that ended up alone in Greece and become homeless as they turn 18 years old. These young people are supported with accommodation, nutrition, education and psychosocial support by a highly motivated and professional team who is committed in help them develop their skills and to become independent.
Ethos is registered under the Court of Law of Thessaloniki as a voluntary, non-profit, independent humanitarian association. Decisions are taken by our members through the general assembly that also democratically elects a board of 5 representatives who are responsible for the coordination of our activities. We are sustained economically by our members, friends, volunteers and supporters who commit their personal time and resources in developing our interventions and the vision of the association.