inclusion trhough sport

We welcome young refugees

  • Organisation: Sport movement – Kraainem Football Club
  • Theme: Inclusion and integration through sport
  • When: Sept 2015 - May 2016
  • Scope: Belgium project

Funding: Support from ENGIE (private company), the Football + Foundation (from the Belgium Football Federation) and the King Baudouin Foundation.

Brief description of the initiative (aim and activities): With its Academy, based in Brussels, the Kraainem-based amateur club Kraainem FC deployed all its experience and resources to welcome 2O young asylum seekers (between 14 and 17 years old) per week, in order to provide them with clothing, food, language courses and football practices. Kraainem FC also helps collect football material for newly arrived refugees. The project is run in partnership with the Fedasil Refugee Center from Woluwe Saint –Pierre (in Brussels) which brings the refugees to the Academy every day.

Target: Refugees and migrants

Main results: Over 300 children and teenagers from 42 countries benefit from the club’s activities.

Factors of success: Close cooperation between all the key stakeholders: the refugee centers, local elected officials (this is actively supported by Kraainem authority) and associations ( sporting , cultural, educational … ) from the local civil society.

Barriers overcome: -


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