Za’atar NGO was founded in May, 2016. All of our projects assist Athens’ refugee population. No matter the project, we operate with the philosophy that we must empower, and not pity, the refugees and migrants we work with. We look to help our beneficiaries create self-sufficient lifestyles whether they plan to remain in Greece or move to other countries around the world.
Our work focuses on peoples of all genders, ages, and ethnicities. Additionally, we have special programs that provide support to women, children, single parents and members of the LGBTQ community.
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.