In the beautiful and cosy town Jonava, Aktyvus Jaunimas team together with trainers from Kaunas Capoeira and the people of Jonava had some fun learning the traditional Brazilian martial art capoeira. Jonava has one of the biggest refugee populations in Lithuania which is due to its location next to the Refugee Reception Centre in Rukla.
It is important for refugees to exercise their bodies and improve their physical/mental health as they have a lot of stressful difficulties during the early stage of their integration in new town. Providing sports opportunities in open air for refugees is not only useful, but can become fun as well. Especially when you’re doing it with energetic volunteers team!
This is a part of the one year project “Sports Together” Co-funded by European Union. Therefore, we are planing to implement more various sporting activities in the future.
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