ESN Country: 
Greece
City: 
Athens
ESN Section: 
ESN West Attica
ESN Athens AUEB
ESN AUA Athens
ESN KAPA Athens
ESN UniPi
ESN NTUA Athens
ESN Panteion
ESN HARO
Date of the event: 
Thursday, 30 May, 2019 - 11:30 to 14:30
What is the main cause of the activity?: 
Description of the event: 
Invisible Route is a social project run by the Greek street paper “Shedia”. It is a social tours program based in the capital of Greece, Athens, in which homeless people become tour guides in a very different kind of a city walk.
First, we visited the offices of Shedia Magazine and we have been informed about the various ways they support homeless people. We discussed the reasons why someone can end up without a proper home and we met our guide. Then we started the tour which latsed for 3 hours.
The tour guide introduced us to many important social and solidarity institutions of Athens (soup kitchens, day centers, drug rehabilitation centers, homeless shelters etc). Our guide provided information on the types of services offered by each institution as well as how he have experienced homelessness. He shared with us some personal stories and his personal experience from life in the streets. We had the chance to ask him many questions and we ended up having a very interesting discussion. It was a lesson about life!
Type of participants: 
ESNers
International Students
Local Community
Total Number of ESNers participating in the activity: 
4
Total Number of International Students participating in the activity: 
2
Total Number of local participants participating in the activity: 
4
Have people with disabilities attended the event?: 
No
Did you cooperate with other organisations for this event?: 
Yes
Name of the organisation: 
AEGEE-Athina and Shedia
Website of the organisation: 
https://www.aegee-athina.gr/ https://www.shedia.gr/
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