We have now a new more powerful team. We have better equipment and much more eager to learn and educate the children refugee. But we also have a new obstacle in our way. Refugees don’t receive anymore a free card for transportation. And they don’t want to pay money for this reason.

We must deal with something new to us, how to convince them bring their children to YMCA and let us entertain and educate them.

For that reason we gathered them and talk about the benefits of their children, the integration, the entertainment and their introduction to the western civilization.

We think that we convinced them in some level. The children are coming, not every day, but in a weekly manner. Day by day we are trying to make our program more appealing and we think that we managed to do that. No obstacle is too hard to overcome when there is will and team power.

  Ismini Grigoriadou