Social Inclusion Program through Sport
In collaboration with Barca Foundation and the financial support of Awaleed Philanthropies, we implement a sports-based empowerment program to promote the emotional and physical wellbeing of refugee children in Greece.
The program utilizes a specific methodology created by the Barça Foundation that uses sport to promote values such as teamwork, self-expression and healthy living among vulnerable children. The programs are designed to foster life-skills and social integration through physical activity. The program focuses on empowering youth through sport and fostering life-skills and cross-cultural understanding in refugee camps.
The program is taking place across 6 refugee camps, in Eleonas, Schisto, Ritsona, Malakasa, Volos, and Korinthos and over 2,000 children will be benefited with sports equipment, twice-weekly activity sessions, special parents´ workshops, and excursions outside the refugee camps.
Futbolnet 4 Employability
Organization Earth, in collaboration with Barca Foundation and UEFA Foundation for Children, implements the pilot program Futbolnet4Employability. The program uses the power of sports to enhance participants’ soft skills related to employability. The target group of the program is unaccompanied refugee children from 14 to 17 years old. The program takes place in a municipal field in the center of Athens.
Hope Refugee FC
Organization Earth’s sport for good projects kicked off with Hope Refugee FC. The team was founded in 2016 in Piraeus, by Organization Earth with the support of UEFA Foundation. The football team consists only of refugees and asylum seekers aiming to promote social empowerment and facilitate integration, based on the principles of solidarity and non-violence. Besides sport activity per se, through Hope Refugee FC, Organization Earth offers legal support, personal and professional development as well as working opportunities.
Hope Refugee FC Women
Since 2019, Organization Earth has taken several initiatives towards promoting sport activities for refugee women. Although COVID-19 situation did not allow a number of planned activities to take place during 2020, Organization Earth managed to implement training sessions for refugee women resided in Skaramangas refugee camp.
Sport for Athens
Organization Earth is collaborating with Diogenis NGO and Syrian-Greek Youth Forum for the implementation of Sport for Athens project, under the Curing the Limbo programme of the Municipality of Athens. The project uses sports as a vehicle for promoting a positive social change in the neighbourhoods of the city of Athens by advocating for the social role of sports and by creating collective activities based on the principles of non-violence and diversity acceptance.