In Athens, we have a Gym on two floors as well as places outdoors that we use in order to train daily. Our gym located in the centre of Athens is run by asylum seekers and open to all, one of the rare places in Athens offering sports for free. 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. 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. We are thrilled, that the Athens Gym has grown into a happy place for many and a safe space for athletes regardless of their background, gender or sexual orientation – empowering and connecting people!