Meet Ewa

Ewa Pliszczak, 45, from Poland, volunteer at JRS Greece.

Ewa Pliszczak, 45, from Poland, volunteer at JRS Greece.

Your relation with JRS:

Collaboration and volunteering for the last two years. JRS is part of my life, a big part now.

If you had to say something that defines yourself, what would it be?

I am a Servants of the Holy Spirit Sister. I ama religious sister open to serve and be with people, sharing life together with others.

What values matter more in your life?

-Dignity of human life, creating a home for others

-love, peace, and justice

-my heart is full of compassion for families, especially children.

How do you want to contribute to your community?

My time, my energy, my compassion. I want to give my hand when it’s needed. I want to create a space where all are welcomed because we are brothers and sisters in this world.

What is the change that you want/wish to see in Europe?

To collaborate more between each other, allowing children especially access to free education, health and food.

Why do you think the work of JRS is relevant today?

It’s essential because we contribute to the present and future of human life. We are one of the active organizations in Athens helping refugees.

How does your work/activity contribute to JRS mission?

I am part of the projects, a permanent member in the team. I am mostly involved in activities with children, English for adults, math for children, and Magazi,which provides free clothes for vulnerable people. I bring all my talents to these activities.

What does JRS mean to you?

Jesuit Refugee Service is a place where people in Athens can be supported. It is a very good place for building relationships with the JRS team – volunteers, Jesuits and refugees included. A place where we can meet God in loving service to each other, contributing in a positive way to the crises of today.