Thanks to support from the Winchester Rotary Club, PeaceJam Europe’s Youth Team have created the ‘Laureate of the Future Programme’ which offers young people aged 14-26, the opportunity to apply for a micro-grant up to the value of €200, to support their social action ideas. The first winner of the Programme were announced last week, meet Murtaza and Amir!
Our inaugural Laureate of the Future Winner is Murtaza Hassani, a young refugee from Afghanistan currently living in a camp in Greece, he has been learning how to code and is making a refugee social networking site, with our support he wants to develop this project further and teach other young children the skills needed to overcome their obstacles
Amirhossein Mousavi is a 15 year old boy from Afghanistan who fled to Greece and first lived in the Lesvos Refugee Camps and then in Malakassa Camp in Athens. He teamed up with PeaceJam Mentors studying IT and they helped him to develop his website.
http://covidmediainfo.com is a website developed with coding to provide information about covid-19 to refugees living in refugee camps in Greece who were not properly informed about how to protect themselves from COVID or take care of themselves if they got sick. With our support he wants to develop it further and help a lot more people.
Got a great social action project you want to submit? Learn more about the full conditions and apply here.