On World Refugee Day, Organisation Earth accepted the invitation from FC AEK (Athens-based professional football club with refugee roots) as part of the European program “Welcome Through Football”. Organisation Earth attended the great initiative with their participants from the refugee camp of Elaionas, a number of whom also take part in INSPIRES program.
More than 70 children from Ukraine, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, but also Greece showed up at the facilities of FC Academy Phoebus Aeolus in Athens on Monday 20th of June, where they played football, made new friends and enjoyed themselves!
The Welcome Through Football project aims to help refugee children to engage with their host community, 11 professional clubs from 9 European countries joined forces on this project.
These activities are another great example to remind that sport can be an important tool that can bring together all people and help the fight against any kind of barriers.
Read more about the event on social media: https://www.facebook.com/HopeSportsEU/posts/1552366181844268