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OUR TEAM

Collaboration and continuous exchange are the key to success.
 
Having a diverse team strongly benefits the project as it promotes acceptance, respect and teamwork and fosters social inclusion for every stakeholder.
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Line

Co-Founder, Board Member

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Line holds a master’s degree in Business Management, specialising in entrepreneurship and North-South relations. While creating and setting-up ANKAA Project, she worked at ICHEC Brussels Management school during two years managing the school’s development project in Benin. Through her educational background as well her multiple volunteering experiences in the humanitarian sector, her expertise includes business and financial management, development work with a focus on embracing cultural diversity as well as project management. She speaks Luxembourgish, German, French and English.

Line

Co-Founder, Board Member

Sara

Sara

Co-Founder, Board Member

Sara

Sara holds a BA in education science. After working for ten years as a teacher, she has dedicated herself to the European migration crisis for the past 5 years, supporting families and children in their first steps integrating the local community. After managing the project for the past three years, today while supporting ANKAA with her expertise and knowledge, she works again in Luxembourg as a teacher with children between 4 to 12 years old. She speaks Luxembourgish, French, German, English and Italian.

Sara

Co-Founder, Board Member

Yorgos

Yorgos

Board Member

Yorgos

Yorgos holds a BA in Architecture & Urban Design. He coordinated the workshop project where he implemented activities such as carpentry, bike repair workshops, electricity courses and welding. His strength lies in facilitating new activities where people can gain new skills and pass on hands-on experience to create the space for fruitful ideas. He speaks Greek, English, German and French.

Yorgos

Board Member

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Dora

Project Manager

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Dora holds a BA in International Relations & European Affairs and a certificate on Project Management. She has worked for the past 5 years as a Program Manager for International Organisations as well as with NGOs in Greece and abroad. Her areas of expertise include volunteer management, youth work, humanitarian aid and development work in the Global South. She speaks Greek, English, French and Spanish.

Dora

Project Manager

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Mariangela

Tailor Coordinator & Production Manager

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Mariangela holds an MA in Architecture and an MA in Design in the Fashion System with a focus on sustainability. She has been part of ANKAA for the past two years organising tailoring classes, designing and prototyping products and managing the tailoring team. Her expertise includes design and sustainability, zero waste approaches and co-design methods. She speaks Greek, English, Italian and French.

Mariangela

Tailor Coordinator & Production Manager

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Lydia

Social Media & Communication Coordinator

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She holds a BA in Hospitality Management and is also a fashion entrepreneur. She has worked for Social Media, Sales and Marketing in both the private and the non-profit sector for the past 5 years. She joined ANKAA Project in April 2022 as a Communications Manager, onboarding youthful and fresh lenses to the project. She speaks Russian, English and a bit of Greek.

Lydia

Social Media & Communications Manager

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Hassan

Reception Coordinator

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Hassan studied for 3 years Experimental Sciences in Karaj (Alborz), Iran. He came to Greece in 2019. He attended a Youth Leadership Programme on Chios with Action for Education where he graduated with distinctions. His impressive determination and drive led him to become an English teacher. He aspires to share his knowledge and be a role model for young people and give back to the community. He joined ANKAA Project in September 2021, overviewing the students’ journey in their vocational training and supporting administration tasks. Hassan is the heart of the organisation. He speaks English, Farsi and basic Turkish.

Hassan

Reception Coordinator

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Maria

Greek Teacher

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Maria holds a BA in Primary Education and an MA in Current trends in linguistics for teachers, in the context of which she prepared a thesis on the subject of academic vocabulary in public documents and its teaching in Greek as a second language. The past 4 years she has been teaching Greek as a second language to foreigners, immigrants and refugees in Greece. Her areas of expertise include pedagogy, language teaching, foreign and second language teaching and game-based teaching. She speaks Greek, English and Russian.

Maria

Greek Teacher

Laura

Laura

Language Coordinator

Laura

Laura holds a BA in Linguistics, an MA in English Language Teaching & Applied Linguistics and the Cambridge CELTA and Delta language teaching qualifications. She is a learning experience designer, language teacher and teacher trainer, specialising in the use of English as a common language of communication in multilingual settings. She is particularly interested in bridging the gap between research and classroom practice, making learning experiences that are not only enjoyable but also effective. She speaks English, French and basic Greek.

Laura

Language Coordinator

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Ferydoun

Tailor

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Ferydoun has been working as a professional tailor for the past 22 years. He started in a small tailor workshop where they repaired clothes. He was later employed in a factory of jackets where he enhanced his skills in sewing and cutting. After 15 years, he started his own business in T-shirt manufacturing in Iran. Since 2019 he is part of the tailoring team of ANKAA developing new designs, patterns and prototypes. He speaks Farsi and Dari.

Ferydoun

Tailor

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Nikos

Sustainability Coordinator

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Nikos holds a BA in Product & Systems Design Engineering and a certificate on the Psychology of Eating. Over the past 5 years he has worked as a coach as well as with international humanitarian organisations in Mytilene and in Athens. Currently, he is developing environmental projects and an urban beekeeping project to raise awareness towards a sustainable way of living. He speaks Greek, English, Italian and basic Turkish.

Nikos

Sustainability Coordinator

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Shafi

Tailor

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Shafi has been certified in sewing, pattern making and fashion design. She has been creating and managing her own collections for the past 9 years and has various collaborations with other designers and brands for almost 20 years. Her expertise varies from tailor-made clothes to embroidery and design of women’s clothes and wedding dresses. She speaks English, Farsi and Dari.

Shafi

Tailor

Fariba

Fariba

Tailor

Fariba

Fariba has been working as a tailor for the last 10 years. She

learned the art of sewing and other handicrafts in Iran and started working in a workshop of coats as a tailor as well as a vendor. Her expertise is in handicrafts such as macramé, knitting and other artistic techniques with which she makes accessories and useful household goods. She speaks Farsi and Dari.

Fariba

Tailor

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Adel

Facility Coordinator

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Adel is from Afghanistan. He is a motivated person willing to explore new things, he is a certified cook and interpreter. He had been working as an interpreter in NGOs in order to translate Farsi to English and vice versa.

He speaks Farsi, English, Turkish and basic Greek.

Adel

Facility Coordinator