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1 week ago

ShowerPower

Dear ShowerPower followers,
The EU promised “no more Morias" @johanssonylva, but it just helped build Moria 2.0 on Lesvos.
The so-called long-term solution for migration and asylum just presented by the @EuropeanCommission is once again designed to trap people in camps at borders and on islands @ursulavonderleyen ُ
This approach has proved to be a political, humanitarian and moral failure.
An unprecedented and growing alliance of 430+ organisations, groups, Members of European Parliament, politicians as well as 135.000+ individuals are all saying: enough is enough! Radical change is needed, now. Join the movement, sign and share the petition: www.change.org/firemoriacamp
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Dear ShowerPower followers,
The EU promised “no more Morias @johanssonylva, but it just helped build Moria 2.0 on Lesvos.
The so-called long-term solution for migration and asylum just presented by the @EuropeanCommission is once again designed to trap people in camps at borders and on islands @ursulavonderleyen ُ
This approach has proved to be a political, humanitarian and moral failure.
An unprecedented and growing alliance of 430+ organisations, groups, Members of European Parliament, politicians as well as 135.000+ individuals are all saying: enough is enough! Radical change is needed, now. Join the movement, sign and share the petition: https://www.change.org/firemoriacamp

1 week ago

ShowerPower

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

The fires of September 8 and 9, which meant the definitive end of refugee camp Moria on Lesvos as it was, also ended definitively the activities of ShowerPower in its old form.

From the end of 2017 until the beginning of March 2020 the volunteers of ShowerPower received more than 20.000 women and children in the safe house on Lesvos. Doing so, the mission of the foundation took shape; returning dignity to people who have to find a way to survive in camps under inhumane conditions.

As from March 2020, the safe house has been temporarily closed as a consequence of:
a) the reactionary violence against refugees and volunteers and
b) by the lockdown because of COVID 19. From that moment on ShowerPower financially supports mainly Greek NGOs who are still operational.

After the fires, a new, closed camp has been set up in a hurry. The people who stay there are not allowed to leave the camp and NGOs are not or only sparingly admitted. In addition, COVID 19 is still playing an important role and ShowerPower does not want to be the cause of a further spread of the virus.

In the meantime, we started to beef-up our financial support of local NGOs that are able to deliver some relief to the trapped refugees. WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO.

At the start of September, the foundation went looking for alternatives to give shape to her mission after it had become clear that the old construction did not work anymore. From that moment on, the board has been considering legal actions to denounce the European refugee policy with an independent judge. The aim is to test the policy, which leads to dehumanisation, to existing laws, international treaties and agreements. Because: enough is enough.

ShowerPower is a small foundation that is mainly good at being nice to our fellow human beings. The legal way is something else, it is a complex way and a matter of patience, which eventually will serve our mission. The field of action has changed and therefore it is wise to seek support from experienced experts, lawyers, strategists, communication experts and back-office specialists.

ShowerPower is supported by a large network of donors, former volunteers, sympathisers and fellow NGOs who all agree: enough is enough. They will help us to create large public support and to acquire the necessary funds.

The fires in Moria have not changed our mission: the restoration of human dignity, but they have made definite our new form. The board considers ShowerPower’s new course as inevitable, irreversible and serving the mission.
info@showerpower.eu
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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

The fires of September 8 and 9, which meant the definitive end of refugee camp Moria on Lesvos as it was, also ended definitively the activities of ShowerPower in its old form.

From the end of 2017 until the beginning of March 2020 the volunteers of ShowerPower received more than 20.000 women and children in the safe house on Lesvos. Doing so, the mission of the foundation took shape; returning dignity to people who have to find a way to survive in camps under inhumane conditions.

As from March 2020, the safe house has been temporarily closed as a consequence of:
a) the reactionary violence against refugees and volunteers and 
b) by the lockdown because of COVID 19. From that moment on ShowerPower financially supports mainly Greek NGOs who are still operational.

After the fires, a new, closed camp has been set up in a hurry. The people who stay there are not allowed to leave the camp and NGOs are not or only sparingly admitted. In addition, COVID 19 is still playing an important role and ShowerPower does not want to be the cause of a further spread of the virus.

In the meantime, we started to beef-up our financial support of local NGOs that are able to deliver some relief to the trapped refugees. WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO.

At the start of September, the foundation went looking for alternatives to give shape to her mission after it had become clear that the old construction did not work anymore. From that moment on, the board has been considering legal actions to denounce the European refugee policy with an independent judge. The aim is to test the policy, which leads to dehumanisation, to existing laws, international treaties and agreements. Because: enough is enough.

ShowerPower is a small foundation that is mainly good at being nice to our fellow human beings. The legal way is something else, it is a complex way and a matter of patience, which eventually will serve our mission. The field of action has changed and therefore it is wise to seek support from experienced experts, lawyers, strategists, communication experts and back-office specialists.

ShowerPower is supported by a large network of donors, former volunteers, sympathisers and fellow NGOs who all agree: enough is enough. They will help us to create large public support and to acquire the necessary funds.

The fires in Moria have not changed our mission: the restoration of human dignity, but they have made definite our new form. The board considers ShowerPower’s new course as inevitable, irreversible and serving the mission.
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Heel jammer maar heel begrijpelijk dat het ophoudt te bestaan. Het zal voor alle vrouwen en kinderen die er “safe” waren én voor alle vrouwen uit allerlei landen die er gewerkt hebben een bijzondere ervaring geweest zijn❣️ Dank daarvoor❣️ Héél veel succes 💪🏼

Great idea ❤️ All the best for you 🌷

Had graag nog eens met jullie organisatie mee gedaan. Helaas.

Ja, dit was zeker een onvergetelijke ervaring Marijke Dijkstra Ik sluit mij aan bij Marijke. Echt jammer voor al die vrouwen en kinderen♥️

Dapper besluit! Bedankt voor jullie prettige samenwerking en jullie geweldige teams. GO for it

BRAVO. This is the only way. With my full support and sympathy. 🤝

Wat een dappere beslissing! Ik heb een geweldige tijd bij jullie gehad in 2018 samen met Rinnie Kooistra. Het was een onvergetelijke ervaring, wat een bijzonder project. Ontzettend jammer dat het zo moet eindigen, maar heel veel respect voor jullie besluit ❤️❤️

Goedzo!!!

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2 weeks ago

ShowerPower

Weer staan de mensen van het @Maartenscollege in Haren klaar.
Zij horen tot degenen die ons bij de start van het ShowerPower Project een duw in de rug gaven.
Dank jullie wel lieve mensen!We gaan los!

Samen met leerlingen en collega's van het Maartenscollege Haren starten we op 1 oktober: "In Actie voor Moria".

Prioriteit 1: bewustwording creëren bij jongeren: praten met elkaar (met oa Pieter Wittenberg) en nadenken over wat je vindt, weet en denkt te weten.

Prioriteit 2: geld inzamelen voor noodhulp.

Met speciale dank aan Gertjan Koffie, die continue klaarstaat om mee te denken en aan/bij te dragen. Dankjewel Gertjan, voor je mooie hart!

Dankjewel CT Heida, voor je muzikale bijdrage op 5 oktober, echt supertof dat je erbij bent en de actie ondersteunt!

En dank ook aan ShowerPower, Attika Human Support, Joost Poppe Jan Rentema , CT Heida en Wouter Levinga! Allemaal prachtige hartjes bij elkaar!!!
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Weer staan de mensen van het @Maartenscollege in Haren klaar. 
Zij horen tot degenen die ons bij de start van het ShowerPower Project een duw in de rug gaven.
Dank jullie wel lieve mensen!

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Zijn jullie nog actief op Lesbos?

3 weeks ago

ShowerPower

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NIET NAAR LESBOS - TOCH IETS DOEN?

ANTWOORDEN GEZOCHT

ShowerPower is, met velen, diep geschokt door de gebeurtenissen van de afgelopen dagen.
Na de branden in Moria en nu de aanvallen door fascisten toenemen, staat alles op losse schroeven.

Er zijn zoveel vragen te beantwoorden dat we dringend behoefte hebben aan doorgewinterde communicatie adviseurs. Ben je, of ken je, zo iemand, stuur ons dan graag een bericht.

Niemand kan iedereen helpen, iedereen kan iemand helpen.

info@showerpower.eu
www.showerpower.eu

NOT AT LESBOS - BUT DO SOMETHING AT HOME?

ANSWERS WANTED

ShowerPower is, with many, deeply shocked by the events of the past days. After the fires in Moria and now that the attacks by fascists are increasing, everything is in jeopardy.

There are so many questions to answer that we urgently need seasoned communications consultants. Are you, or do you know someone like that, please send us an e-mail.

Nobody can help everybody, everybody can help somebody.

info@showerpower.eu
www.showerpower.eu
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NIET NAAR LESBOS - TOCH IETS DOEN?

ANTWOORDEN GEZOCHT

ShowerPower is, met velen, diep geschokt door de gebeurtenissen van de afgelopen dagen. 
Na de branden in Moria en nu de aanvallen door fascisten toenemen, staat alles op losse schroeven. 

Er zijn zoveel vragen te beantwoorden dat we dringend behoefte hebben aan doorgewinterde communicatie adviseurs. Ben je, of ken je, zo iemand, stuur ons dan graag een bericht. 

Niemand kan iedereen helpen, iedereen kan iemand helpen.

info@showerpower.eu
www.showerpower.eu

NOT AT LESBOS - BUT DO SOMETHING AT HOME?

ANSWERS WANTED

ShowerPower is, with many, deeply shocked by the events of the past days. After the fires in Moria and now that the attacks by fascists are increasing, everything is in jeopardy. 

There are so many questions to answer that we urgently need seasoned communications consultants. Are you, or do you know someone like that, please send us an e-mail.

Nobody can help everybody, everybody can help somebody.

info@showerpower.eu
www.showerpower.eu

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Ik had graag een steentje willen bijdragen, qua communicatie naar buiten ben ik niet echt geschikt zeg ik eerlijk, maar ik blijf paraat voor eventuele Han en span diensten. Respect voor een ieder die zich bekommert over de mensen op Lesbos, respect en een diepe buiging!! 🙏🌹❤️

Bewustzijn creëren, bewustzijn creëren en nog eens bewustzijn creëren! We zullen écht onze familie, vrienden, collega's, buren en andere mensen die dichtbij ons staan moeten informeren. Niet alleen over de hachelijke situatie op Lesbos, maar vooral hoe zo'n hachelijke situatie kon ontstaan en kon BLIJVEN bestaan, en ook zal blijven bestaan.. Hiervoor zullen we dus ook onszélf heel goed moeten informeren, want het hele 'plaatje' zit ingewikkeld in elkaar. We kijken meestal maar naar een klein deel. en dus missen we de point. Een algeheel bewustzijn is nodig over welke kant het met onze wereld opgaat. En dan zul je zien dat onze regering én vrijwel alle politieke partijen zeer bijdragen aan het behoud van dit soort mensonterende kampen en dus aan het behoud van een wereldwijd mega-onrecht waarover je in de gewone media vrijwel niet leest of hoort. In mijn familie, toen ik nog jong was, hadden we steeds weer dezelfde discussie: Moeten we onze energie richten op het systeem veranderen, of op de verandering van de menselijke mentaliteit. Ik weet inmiddels dat het allebei moet samengaan. Maar ook in onszélf zal onze eigen mentaliteit en ons eigen innerlijke systeem onderzocht moeten worden, want anders hebben we simpelweg de onverschrokken kracht niet om waar dan ook het verschil te gaan maken...

2 months ago

ShowerPower

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TEAM HUMANITY ALTIJD PARAAT

Team Humanity stuurde ons bijgaand filmpje. ShowerPower is dankbaar voor de activiteiten van Team Humanity. Met 180 resident vrijwilligers speelt Team Humanity telkens weer massa distributies klaar voor hen die het zo hard nodig hebben. Daarom zijn we blij dat we hen hebben kunnen steunen met een bijdrage aan hun gigantische elektriciteitsrekening.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES OF TEAM HUMANITY

We recently received footage made by Team Humanity. ShowerPower feels very grateful for the ongoing activitities of Team Humanity. With 180 resident volunteers Team Humanity keeps performing mass distributions to those who need it so badly. Therefor we are happy being able to contribute to their huge electricity bill.
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Thank you for all your support ❤️✌🏼

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