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Skyros 2021 · 16. October 2021

Today was a special day. 100 small things still had to be done. From administrative tasks, setting up the computer, to smaller manual tasks, distributing last materials, shooting video scenes, to planning trips for the next year, everything was there. The basic motto was simple – everything has to be done. So once again we all pulled together our strength and stepped on the gas as a team. Sometimes it felt like we were dancing at seven weddings at the same time. Despite a heavy rainstorm we…

Swiss for Greece - Project Review 2021

We would like to invite all interested people to a public review evening. The participants together with the confirmands from Steckborn will talk about the mission week 2021 and the past fundraisers. They will give an exciting insight into their personal experiences and adventures.

Afterwards, everyone is invited to an aperitif with us.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Date: November 2, 2021
Time: 8 pm
Address: Kath. Pfarrzentrum Steckborn, Zelgistrasse 24, 8266 Steckborn
Free entry

As of 13.09.2021, the extended certificate requirement applies to indoor events.
Participants must be vaccinated, recovered or tested negative.
Status September 2021

Article in the Thurgauer Zeitung

Ladina, Tabea, Lorena and Nico were allowed to give an interview for the Thurgauer Zeitung last Tuesday.

Many thanks to Johanna Lichtensteiger for the great article.

Here you can read the online article: https://www.tagblatt.ch/ostschweiz/kreuzlingen/swiss-for-greece-sie-scheuen-sich-nicht-vor-der-herkulesaufgabe-ein-hilfsprojekt-in-griechenland-ld.2178462

We are overwhelmed - 1740 muffins

Unbelievable but true, on Whitsun Saturday 29 kg of flour, 290 eggs, 14.5 litres of milk and 22 kg of butter were baked into chocolate muffins. With the sale of the 1740 muffins, a profit of Fr. 3805.00 was made.

The Swiss for Greece team would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who bought muffins. Thanks to the muffin purchase and the additional donations, renovation materials and food for the disadvantaged population of the Greek island of Skyros can be purchased. The purchases will be taken over by the Swiss for Greece mission group during their one-week mission in October.

More photos can be found here: Projects 2021

School essays

Lorena Bachmann and Nico Eggmann wrote their school essays on Swiss for Greece. Nico’s work was even awarded a prize by the Foundation Jugendförderung Thurgau. The essays can be read right here. 

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The week was a gift

Despite difficult conditions due to the Corona pandemic, the Swiss for Greece task force was able to travel to the Greek island of Skyros via Athens. From 3 to 10 October, the 12-member group carried out their planned work there.

Thanks to the local contact group, the young volunteers were able to quickly plan their tasks and get into action. Painting and gardening, computer installation, medical assistance, distribution of relief goods and donations, social outreach and much more. Many of the young people used their talents and professionalism, but also got to know each other in other fields of work…

Two projects combine

Recently, around 40 people met under “Corona Safety Measures” to look back on the “swissforgreece” week on Skyros and an information evening for the confirmands with godparents and confirmation sponsors. It is a special path that the eight confirmands from Steckborn and the surrounding area have chosen. They are involved in the JUSESO TG aid project “swissforgreece”, which provides local help for the people in need on the Greek island of Skyros.

Why do young people work for the people in need? Why do they take a week’s holiday for it? Why do they collect money and relief supplies? These are the questions that the young people in the confirmation course explored…