To us, it is important that the Makerspace is not just something that serves the community but is run by the community itself. Whilst six of the volunteers come from Europe, nine of the volunteers are refugees. Part of the money also goes to supporting refugee-volunteers in the following ways, further enabling them to help the community.
- 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭, which is essential in navigating the complex legal hoops that often leave refugees living in the camp in legal limbo for years
- 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝 to support the daily work
- 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 for two volunteers who have successfully gained asylum status, can be now legally hired, and have chosen to settle on Lesvos. These two volunteers are well connected and part of the refugee community and can lead the long term vision of the project, while other volunteers rotate in and out of the project at varying frequencies.