Zaatar’s mission is to provide a safe space for refugees to rest, learn, feel empowered and grow.
We believe in empowerment, not pity. Refugees cook, clean, and teach and attend classes to prepare for their future—whether that future is living independently in Greece or in another country after reunification or relocation.
Our vision is that integration works both ways. Not only must refugees and migrants integrate into European life, but Europeans must also change the way they view refugees and migrants coming to Europe.
At the Orange House, we strive to involve local citizens and businesses in our daily operations. Local businesses and individuals that help Za'atar include:
We believe that all of these small gestures can make a difference in changing the way that Greek people perceive refugees.
How we implement our vision and Mission