‘My Friend’ now available in German!

With proudness we are happy to announce that our wonderful book – My Friend: the Refugee Journey – is now translated in German and available via our website. The price/donation of the book is of 10€, which will go on to finance the activities of Open Cultural Center in Greece.

You can buy the German version here via our webshop.

About My Friend

The book My Friend The refugee’s journey explained and illustrated by the children, is a project by Open Cultural Center whose objective is to raise awareness and public sensitivity regarding the reality of thousands of refugees as a result of war lasting months and years, getting poorer every day and stuck in a present with no solution.

Adbul, Elaf and Amar are, among others, some of the children of the refugee camp in Cherso, in the northen area of Salonica who have drawn and explained their experience and who have signed the story of ‘My Friend’, a name used for European volunteers.

The book consists in illustrations and short sentences by the children who tell their personal story in four parts: their lives in Syria, before and after the war; their journey to Europe; their life in the camps in Greece and the future.

The book, aside from being a tool to raise consciousness , can also be used as an educational tool in schools. Teachers can resort to it in class and the children can work with it through a number of activities to develop values related to inclusion, respect and tolerance towards other cultures.