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Sara Vispi (Greece)

Founder of ANKAA Project

When Sara witnessed the "migrant crisis" in Europe and the brunt of its impact in Greece, she left her native Luxembourg and moved to Athens. The collapse of the financial institutions in 2009 left Greece with extreme economic and social challenges including a high level of unemployment. This creates considerable obstacles for refugees who seek employment, education and further integration opportunities. Without language or transferable skills, many will continue to live in camps and temporary accommodation without education or employment, and with no clear direction for their futures. In response, Sara founded the ANKAA Project for vocational learning out of a belief in the potential of refugees and commitment to facilitate opportunities for their employment, further education, and inclusion within the community.