We are always stronger when we are together. Many of our activities are only possible thanks to our partners. They offer their help for a free space, volunteers, equipment or cooking for our athletes. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to do all this. Thank you.
Without the help and support that we got over the years – we would not be here!
We want to deeply express our gratitude to all of the volunteers who helped with one swimming class, partners who donated twenty meals for an event, private people who gathered sport material for us, donors who make it possible for us to evolve and everyone else who has helped to spread the mission. Your contribution to our organization has been essential for our work and development as well as to spread our mission that contributes to the cause of empowering, connecting and building through sport.
As a result of your helping hands and genuine compassion we are able to work on our mission everyday. Thanks to all of you, we’ve come to learn that we truly are STRONGER TOGETHER.
The YSR Team
Spanos Mini Football
As a small NGO you can do a lot, but with the help of other organizations you really make the difference.
-Nina De Winter, Director of Non-Executive Board
SAFETY SHOULD BE GRANTED TO ALL
The war in Ukraine is a travesty. The forceful displacement of people from their homes and lives through violent attacks is abhorrent.
Europe has responded to this war by opening borders, providing visas and creating safe passage for Ukrainian refugees. This commendable reaction has been tinged with skepticism for the refugees from Afghanistan, Syria, Congo, Cameroon and other non-European, non-white countries, who are also fleeing war, persecution and fear. Instead of the welcome signs that appeared in airports across Europe for Ukrainian refugees, these people are met with violent and often fatal push backs, increased border security from FRONTEX, walls and security cameras around the camp where they live, indefinite waiting times for interviews, fingerprints, passports, and negative imagery in the media.
The differentiation of refugees based on proximity to the crisis and resemblance to themselves, exposes that many Europeans still have an image of ‘a European’, which is vastly at odds with the multiculturality and ethnic diversity we see across nation states today.
Everybody has the right to seek asylum. All refugees should be welcomed, supported and given access to a fair and efficient asylum process. We must not support the view that there are some refugees who are more deserving than others, due to the colour of their skin or their home country. We do not support the EU as they hold out the hand of friendship to one group of people while systematically funding the death, mistreatment and criminalisation of another group with the other hand.
We stand with the refugees from Ukraine, and with all the other refugees. In our community, everyone is welcome. Because we are truly #STRONGERTOGETHER