This year I am running the Gold Coast Marathon and just starting to crank up the miles in preparation. I spent the 2019 summer running with the Yoga& Sport with Refugees family and now hope to raise some funds to send back to Europe and raise awareness for their #MOVEFORRIGHTS campaign.
The NGO Yoga & Sport with Refugees empowers refugees through yoga activities and sport, running, swimming, classes, martial arts, dance, and more. Started back in 2017, YSWR has served over seven thousand refugees. YSWR empowers refugees and migrants through sport, integrating them into the community, so they can find a way out of the monotony, frustration, and stagnation of their current situation.
Moussa Amiri, one of our most dedicated runners, in the team since November 2019, says:
"In our teams, we don't care where someone comes from. We train all together. Other people can say what they want, but our team is a family, and that makes us very happy."
YSWR activities break ethnic and religious barriers, creating a safe meeting space where everyone can participate.
The NGO was created as a response to the Mediterranean humanitarian crisis, in which thousands of people fleeing the war risk their lives to reach European coasts. These people are abandoned and isolated in southern Europe, closed in refugee camps that have inhuman conditions.
YSWR is 100 % funded by private donations. Your donation will make a huge impact and mean a huge amount to the community & will go to the projects, the buildings which provide a safe space, to our teachers to help their students with the material and food: boxing gloves, bodybuilding equipment, running shoes, shorts, shirts, jump ropes, elastics, swimwear, yoga mats, etc.
Thank you in advance! <3