Our gym is located in the centre of Athens, run by people from coordinators and volunteers (including those from refugee backgrounds). In September 2020 we were happy to take over the space that was perviously run by Dana (a Kurdish athlete who also joined Estelle on Lesvos to start the project in 2017) as Project HIWA.
Our Athens gym is run on two floors. On the top floor, we have a gym with bodybuilding equipment and a space where we can hold classes.
The YSR Athens gym is open to all. It is one of only a few places in Athens that offers sport classes and a gym space for free. Many teachers and students leaving Lesvos are looking for a place to continue their sports activities in Athens. Directly linking the projects helps our community to stay connected, to maintain friendships and to stay active.