I AM YOU
I AM YOU is a nonprofit working with people who have fled war and persecution.
MISSION & HISTORY.
We envision a world awakened to our common humanity and strive to be the force leading the way - a global grassroots movement igniting compassion between people through field work, volunteering and dialogue.
We serve men, women and children who have found themselves in makeshift refugee camps in Greece, where they live in inhumane conditions without knowing when they will be able to leave.
Our team provides a continuous local presence, working tirelessly to resolve real-time needs, focusing on reconnection to regular life through education. Through our classes we aim to provide vital language skills and assistance integration as well as play, creativity and learning through technology. The need we are solving can either be on going or momentary. However the impact is permanent and provides a clearer pathway to self-reliance.
I AM YOU was founded by Swedish childhood friends Rebecca Reshdouni and Damian Ardestani after an awareness trip that quickly turned into a dramatic 5-day rescue operation in Lesvos, Greece during October, 2015.
At I AM YOU we believe in the power of collaboration and work with like-minded organisations to spread our mission and empower a larger number of individuals. Our partners are a key component in providing innovative services that spark compassion in the hearts of all.