The Timber Project would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to We are CAPCO - Creating Adventurous Places, a team of skilled designers and craftsmen dedicated to creating beautiful, bespoke structures that encourage imagination, adventure and play! After the success of Fort Elpida, CAPCO returned to Greece to work with The Timber Project to send some playful magic across to other camps. An incredible Climbing Castle was constructed for Sindos Refugee Camp as well as two wendy houses ready for delivery to Frakapor.
Take a look at the video to see a snippet of the fun being had by the kids at Sindos! It was extremely rewarding to see the way in which something so simple can restore a little bit of fun and normality to a childhood that has too often been snatched away.
Thanks also to CAPCO for their incredible fundraising efforts, for their endless energy (and music) and for teaching us so many new skills that will allow us to continue some of the amazing work they’ve been able to achieve. We can’t wait to have you back!!
Thanks also to schwizerchrüz.ch Michael Räber for allowing our teams access to the camps, they are doing an amazing job providing a space away from the camp where residents can escape the monotony of their tents for a while.
For the next two weeks The Timber Project will be working alongside Firas Hamza and A Drop In The Ocean to build a 200m² distribution market. The construction began with the help of CAPCO and aims to provide Nea Kavala Refugee Camp with a new hub from which a market style approach to distribution can take place for non-food items. People will be able to choose for themselves the items they need or want rather have such things chosen for them.
We are so excited to see this project realised and hope that the vision of A Drop In The Ocean for a more dignified process of distribution can be achieved. Keep checking back for updates on our progress and don’t forget to keep spreading the word to friends and family. Our work is only possible with your help!