The Sports, Arts and Wellness Center for Humanity
A sanctuary where women and children can cultivate mind and body.
Refugees are often deprived of opportunities to build physical fitness, access counseling and mental health resources, develop peace and friendships across cultures, and generally escape the day-to-day inhumane realities of the life in a refugee camp.
To address these needs, WWBT runs a Sports, Arts and Wellness Center outside of the camp that is open daily to help provide individuals with ways to find purpose and growth, as well as a sense of belonging and community.
The Wellness Center hosts an array of programs, including (but not limited to): english language, german language, children's education and play, arts, guitar and music, mindfulness, group and private therapy, dancing, fitness, women's self defense, and field sports.
One of our key principles is that many of the programs are “by refugees, for refugees”. Instructors and teachers often come from the refugee community. We also care and support the local Greek community and economy. We try to give back to the island in all of the ways we operate. Providing jobs for the local community and purchasing locally helps support the host economy and builds bridges between the refugees and locals.
Adopt a program
You can have a huge positive impact on the lives of women and children by adopting a sports, arts, or wellness program. Help bring more access and opportunity to our community by hosting a new class or program.