Skyros 2020 · 06. October 2020
Today our day starts as usual with a delicious breakfast. Directly after that we will go to Linaria, where we will meet Dimitri. He is the coordinator of an organisation on Skyros, which takes care of various equipment and facilities in the city. In a successful meeting we could make contact, get new jobs and learn more about Skyros. Through his support we can improve our website. Not only English and German will now be available on our website, but also Greek, so that the locals can also benefit from our website. We can also help him by reserving a two utensils for them. In this way it is a give and take, which exactly makes Swiss for Greece. In the afternoon we continued painting in the classrooms. We have made very good progress, so that tomorrow only small things will have to be done.
-Giulia, Lorena and Ricardo
This early morning, a few go to the beach. Enjoying the sunrise is announced. After a nice swim in the sea we have a great breakfast. Afterwards the group of painters will start on a new project. We are allowed to repaint the living and dining room for an older man. After yesterday’s visit we have prepared ourselves for a lot of clean-up work. Contrary to our expectations, everything has already been tidied up this morning. After all furniture has been cleared out and the floor is covered, we can start painting. We have our lunch break in a small restaurant directly at the harbour. There are typical Greek dishes like a Greek salad or tsatsiki, with pasta and shrimps. After strenuous painting twice, the result is impressive. The soot-covered ceiling shines again in a new yellow tone. The walls have also been given a pleasant colour again. After we have put the furniture back into the house, this project, which gives an elderly gentleman new courage to face life, comes to an end. Afterwards we support the group which gives the classrooms a new colour. The evening will now end with a cosy dinner together.
-Daniela, Manuel and Pascal
At 9 am we arrive at the office of the psychologist. We made an appointment with him yesterday for an interwiev. Through this interview we learned more about the situation on the island. Where the problems lie and what it is like to work as a psychologist on a small island. There are many problems at the government level and the difference between rich and poor is huge.
Today the continuation follows at the music school. First we clear out the room, which is also used as a library. We also moved shelves so that we have enough space for all instruments. Afterwards we put up the drums, the e-piano, the guitars and various drums. We are ready, everything is set and the music teacher is very happy about the variety of instruments we brought with us. Of course we play on the instruments to make sure that they are ready to play. Making music together has a positive influence on our group. We are repeatedly aware that communication is resinous. Fortunately Silvia is with us. She is a great help for communication.
Not only computers
This morning we first pick up the rest of last year’s material from Silvia. After that we screwed new hard disks into the computers and more equipment is being put on. At noon the IT work is finished for today and we support the painting crew painting the classrooms.
-Simon and Nico