Addressing the needs of refugees
The HOME Project is a unifying initiative set up to address the needs of refugees and refugee children in particular who have arrived in Greece alone. Through its programs it looks to provide relief from suffering to all those affected by the crisis and to give hope out of despair.
At the heart of this disaster is the little told story of the children, refugees who have been ripped from their homelands through violence and war, and who seek the basic security which most of us take for granted. Over half of the displaced population are children. Many of them are unaccompanied, alone, forced to fend for themselves and at risk of danger. This number continues to increase and with border closures they are now stranded in Greece. Thousands of children are without parents, family or any kind of guardian and urgently need support.
These children are scattered around the refugee camps, police stations and detention centers. The living conditions are horrific and inhumane. Through no fault of their own, these children are the innocent victims of this crisis. They flee from violence only to find it again at a European border. They are the silent heart of this disaster.
The HOME Project exists to bring these people to safe haven. It provides security, dignity and decent living conditions for the most vulnerable. It serves to recognize our common humanity and to do something for those who need it most. At the HOME Project, we Help, Overcome, Motivate, Empower. Together we hope to build a better future.
- Helping refugee children to safety and security
- Overcoming the trauma of violence and loss
- Motivating reintegration and healing
- Empowering new beginnings
The HOME Project was set up by the Libra Group in response to the global refugee crisis. An international business controlling 30 subsidiaries across six continents, the Libra Group was founded on the core values of integrity, respect and trust - values which continue to drive the organization today wherever it finds itself in the world. Committed to translating intent into action, Libra believes strongly in the twin values of hope and opportunity which are embedded in its social responsibility programs and initiatives. Libra is wholly owned by the Logothetis family which has historic links to Greece and has seen at first-hand the tragic extent of this refugee crisis.
In September 2016, Libra announced its participation as a partner in the White House call-to-action for private sector engagement on the global refugee crisis. Stated commitments include:
- Computer, language, therapy and security support for displaced persons in transit or at risk
- Educational bursaries, scholarships and internship opportunities throughout Libra's network of schools and colleges and across the 30 Libra global subsidiaries
- Partnerships and ongoing funding commitments to international humanitarian aid organizations and charities with a specific focus on children, young families and refugee children
- Facilitate and engage dialogue at the highest levels to promote the cause of refugees throughout the world, ensuring their plight is on world leader agendas with safety, education and employability as key interventions
Children, migrants who have been ripped from their homelands through violence and war, seek the basic security which most of us take for granted.Youth Delegate at the High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges in Geneva, 2016
The number of unaccompanied minors continues to increase and with border closures they are now stranded in Greece. Thousands of children are without parents, family or any kind of guardian and urgently need support.Delegate at the High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges in Geneva, 2016