Hope Refugee Football Club was founded by Organization Earth aiming to facilitate integration and social inclusion, through football programs for refugees and asylum seekers in Greece.
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Hope Refugee FC offers participants an opportunity for recreation, social normalcy and integration. It also serves as a communication vehicle between refugees and the Greek public, allowing refugees and asylum seekers to be seen as fellow human beings instead of foreigners. The impact of this program achieved is multifaceted. Organization Earth, uses the power of football to reinforce social inclusion. Through football matches and other integration and solidarity related activities, beneficiaries are able to interact with Greek society. Additionally, the whole project conveys participants a sense of normalcy while they learnt discipline, non-violence and teamwork. Organization Earth is cooperating with professional staff, such as the coaching team, including the hiring of asylum seekers and migrants furthering integration through professional advancement, thus laying the ground work towards establishing a professional team.