WACIT Europe: My only fear of refugees – their football skills!

These lads in Athens were so good – technical, fast and strong – that playing with them was scary! Many would be good enough for a professional contract. 

 Yet, they walked back to the camp afterwards, with no education or employment skills and, crucially, no parents… The only breath of fresh air was their inspiring football lady coach Dionysia, whom they all looked up to. Sport is great, but needs help and context to really build young people’s resilience.

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