Nini Lomsadze, a third-year student at Hellenic American University, offers volunteer work to NGOs related to minorities, homeless people, migrants, and refugees. Since 2017, she has been supporting the Greek Forum of Migrants in their daily activities, the information desk, and representing the organization in public meetings regarding education at ACCMR's in the municipality of Athens. Moreover, she volunteers in festivals like the African Festival in July 2018 and Integra Fest 2018. She also participated in Shediart workshops. Shediart is a social and environmental project where the ideals and values of love, solidarity, education, participation, social inclusion, creativity, social enterprise, innovation, and social and environmental solutions are all converging. During the last year, she has provided Greek language lessons for free at the Georgian Institute at Athens. Currently, she is the president of the Psychology Club at Hellenic American University, organizing and implementing productive and interesting activities that highlight psychology as a science and focus on the importance of mental health in human life.
Being an immigrant myself, I know how hard it is to leave your country of origin. I am originally from Georgia, where I was born and raised until the summer of 2008. When war struck our country, we escaped to Greece, where I spent my first years learning a new language and culture. Due to my experience, I had the opportunity to develop into an open-minded and active citizen. I have volunteered at NGOs related to minorities, homeless people, migrants, and refugees. For the last four years, I have supported the Greek Forum of Migrants in their activities. Moreover, I have helped with festivals, including the African Festival and Integra Fest in 2018. Lastly, Ι worked over the past year to provide Greek language lessons for free at the Georgian Institute at Athens. At HAUniv, I decided to study psychology because knowing the language of the soul provides an opportunity to help people. Also, I am interested in human rights and committing myself to serving those in need. These two areas of interest are intertwined through my work as the president of the Psychology Club. My goal is to leave this world a little bit better than I found it.