Meet the team
Nikos-Deji Odubitan – Founder & Managing Director
Nikos-Deji was born in Athens to Nigerian immigrant parents. He studied Medical Engineering and currently European Civilization at the Hellenic Open University. Nikos has a long experience as a human rights activist on migration policies, legislation, consultancy, advocacy, and a deep knowledge of migration and second generation issues in Greece. He is on a mission to secure the rights of the otherwise invisible generation of children born and/or raised in Greece from migrant backgrounds and equal participation. Believing in the importance of youth agency, this mission has now grown into a collective of young people working towards a better present and future for all.
Jackie Abhulimen – Advocacy Officer
Jackie has a long history of grassroots campaigning for the rights of those with migrant background in Europe. Her work focuses on themes of social solidarity, civic engagement and political activism. A graduate of Development and Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, she believes in the endless possibilities of an active imagination.
Margarita Partyka – Advocacy Officer
Margarita is a graduate of the Department of International, European and Regional Studies from Panteion University, holding a Master’s Degree in “International Law and Diplomatic Studies”. During her studies she has completed a traineeship with the European Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe. Being a second generation child, she has a keen interest in protecting and promoting the rights of vulnerable groups.
Katerina Kapnisi – Career Counsellor | Coordinator
Katerina studied Philosophy-Pedagogy-Psychology and got a Master’s Degree in Counselling and Career Guidance from the University of Athens. She is convinced that knowledge is power and aims at supporting individuals so they can be independent and in control of their own lives.
Yiota Kortomaniti – Employability Officer
Yiota has a degree in Social Work and a Master in Advanced Development in Social Work. She has an extensive experience in mental health era in Greece and abroad, as well as in the sector of migration. Her interests focus on human rights and gender equality and she believes the constant contact with people from different cultures and the ongoing travels boost your soul and mind with knowledge and power.
Kiki Tsikou – Employability Officer
Kyriaki holds a Bachelor in Psychology and a Master’s in Global Health. She has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of mental health and psychiatric research, and she is actively involved in the protection and promotion of human rights and mental health. She believes knowledge is powerful only when is shared and applied properly
Nataliya Redina – Private Sector Partnerships Officer
Nataliya studied Psychology and she is currently doing her master on Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy. In he spare time she writes books for kids and she believes that if heaven exists, that is certainly a big library.
Thanasis Tsaldaris – Project Manager
Thanasis has a Bachelor in Psychology and a Master in “Stress Management and Health Promotion”. Several years ago, he got in touch with social movements and human rights. He fights for a society with equal rights and equal opportunities for everyone, and tries to bring a sustainable social change through his participation in g2red.
Evi Pomakidou – Youth Trainer & Adult Educator
Evi holds a degree in Philosophy – Education and a master’s degree in Exercise & Quality of Life. She believes in the power of play and team as well as learning through action.
Fenia Biniari – Communication Officer
Fenia studied Communication, Media and culture at Panteion University and has experience in journalism and cultural management. She believes that the best remedy against racism is to exit our own little world.
Wael Habbal – Arabic Interpreter
Wael came from Syria and studied two years of general law. He believes in giving others what he expects from them, although he gives without expectations. His happiness is related to what he can offer in his daily life to the hosting earth and the souls that live on it.
Ismini Karydopoulou – Program Officer
Ismini holds a degree in Political Science & Public Administration (University of Athens), an MD in Political Sociology (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) and certifications of Pedagogy and Human Rights Education. Participation, action and the small or big social changes that those can bring, are of her interest in both, theory and practice.
Yiouli Soldatou – Office Coordinator
Yiouli is a graduate of the Law School of the Democritus University of Thrace. Her studies in International Law and Human Rights helped her express her social awareness. She adopted the value of social contribution very early and she intends to become a responsible individual who acts guided by the principles of sustainability, social responsibility and systematic approach to human rights, to secure equal opportunities for all social groups and populations.
Supria Mondal – Bangla Interpreter
Elias Sharifi – Farsi Interpreter
Elias is from Afghanistan, presently studying economy but mainly engaged to fashion and fine art photography. In his own words, photography is the medium that facilitates storytelling by recounting its protagonists’ feelings. Above all, photography is his way of expressing the will for absolute freedom. Strong believer of equality and diversity with the joy of united cultural and shared loved.
Katerina Papaioannou – Office Coordinator
Katerina studied at the Department of International and European Studies at Panteion University. She is particularly interested in human rights and gender equality and believes in a world where there is space for everyone.