Night Football in Vilnius

On 27th of September of 2018 association’s Aktyvus Jaunimas volunteers and refugees had a chance to play some football with BEACTIVE team in Vilnius European sport week. During the event professional football trainers and teams from Vilnius University created a chance for migrants to strengthen their integration and expand new social networks. Because of equal opportunities both locals and migrant families had a chance to experience some cultural exchange.
Many refugees that starts their integration in the host countries are in lack of contact with professional sport clubs. Therefore it’s a necessity to create various sport opportunities for them. Only this way migrant will feel more needed and less isolated from local communities. We believe that refugees together with participants from local sport club had a chance to exercise their bodies and improve their physical/mental health. Training your body is not only useful, but can become fun as well. Especially when you’re doing it with energetic refugees and Lithuanian sports volunteers!  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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Photo credit: İbrahim Taha Uyar