Powered by the German NGO Soup & Socks, Habibi.Works is a FabLab of freedom where people have all the tools at disposal to unfold their potential and bring in their skills.
10 working areas:
Habibi.Works is a makerspace, a space of open workshops. For refugees and locals living in the region of Ioannina, our working areas are platforms for education, empowerment and encounters within a context, in which many other doors remain closed for people. Besides the practical support in Greece, it is our goal to raise international awareness for the talents of people and for the challenges they are facing.
We believe that people are the experts of their lives. We don’t see people who fled their countries as helpless victims, but as talented and experienced men, women and children who can be an enrichment for our societies – if we provide the structures that allow them to integrate. This is what Habibi.Works aims to do on a small scale.
We support people to create solutions themselves. We listen to their ideas instead of telling them what to do. We encourage them to share their skills and teach; we empower them instead of carrying out something for them. We live the values we would like to see in our societies: respect, solidarity, equity. In our decision making, we try to be as transparent as possible. Open and honest communication is key.
Feel free to make your contribution and become part of this innovative project.