Field sports access for 3500 refugees in Greece

by Yoga and Sport with Refugees
Field sports access for 3500 refugees in Greece
Field sports access for 3500 refugees in Greece
Field sports access for 3500 refugees in Greece
Field sports access for 3500 refugees in Greece
Field sports access for 3500 refugees in Greece
Field sports access for 3500 refugees in Greece

Summary

In order for displaced people in our locations to be able to join our free field sport activities, we run our Field Sport Campaign and try to secure the funding needed for the field rent for one year! We want to take this opportunity to highlight the importance that sport, specifically team sport, has for those living in uncertainty and poor conditions. In particular, sport builds resilience and improves mental and physical wellbeing.

$99
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5
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

The refugee crisis on the European borders has drastic effects on internationally displaced people. While many face bad living conditions and a lack of support and structure, this have detrimental effects on their mental and physical well-being. Hospitable attitudes with little judgement in local communities and spaces are unfortunately scarce in Greece for people on the move, and many are lacking free and positive opportunities to escape the difficult nature of daily life.

Solution

Through the power of sport we can build communities, come together in an open space, increase our mental and physical well-being and enjoy togetherness. In our projects in three locations in Greece and in Paris, we provide free sport courses for and with refugees. There, they can set aside their daily challenges and sweat, breathe, share their skills and become #strongertogether. In our Field Sport Campaign we aim to raise the cost needed in order to cover the rent of the fields for one year.

Long-Term Impact

These opportunities have many momentary effects. Yet in the long-run, doing sport increases mental and physical well-being as well as resilience. Making it easier to face daily challenges, it makes long-term integration easier. In team sport especially, contacts and friendships are created which can last for a lifetime and create a network of support and solidarity throughout Europe. Building a healthier and happier community is necessary to facilitate integration.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Yoga and Sport with Refugees

Location: Libourne - France
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @YSRefugees
Project Leader:
Claire Lalande
Libourne , France

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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