PARIS

NEW PROJECT

As of June 2022, we have started activities in Paris to support the community who have moved there from Greece. We also aim to connect and engage with a new community of people on the move, who have already lived in Paris for a longer time. Our team is developing at the moment. Now, we have 3 amazing and dedicated teachers from the community: Eisa, our running coach, Rahmat, our boxing coach and Yadullah, our yoga teacher. However, we are always on the look out for more people to join the team!

We are lucky to also have great support from a team of on the ground and remote volunteers who join the trainings and help us build the project there: Madeleine, Lola, Romane, Priya, Antoine, Giorgio, Helena… and more!

Having already built a wonderful community in Greece, we believe that we can bring positivity, motivation and integration through our sport activities in Paris!

Our goal is to build the Parisian project first in outdoor places, and of course, eventually move to our own gym location!

We start step by step together with our team and we will achieve great things in the future!

Place de La Bastille

In June we began offering boxing and yoga classes to the unaccompanied minors who are living in a resistance camp supported by the organisation Utopia 56. After seeing the situation of the young boys living there, who were waiting for their age assessments to be reviewed, we contacted Utopia 56 and asked if we could provide some sport trainings. The response was very positive; classes allow the boys to keep moving and doing activities that are important for their mental and physical health, as well as bring visibility to the cause of Utopia 56 to support unaccompanied minors rejected by the authorities and not supported by the French Government.

Parc de La Villette

(Jardin des Voltiges)

Besides the training we offer in La Bastille, we also started running and doing other boxing classes in Parc de La Villette (Jardin des Voltiges). This location was choosen by our community because it already has equipment to train, engage in fitness exercises and boxing. It is also a place where a lot of people are already practising sport and want to get more coaching. Starting to practise there was a successful bet: many people are joining the team and every day new students come to run or practice!

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