Shortlisted candidate for ISCA AWARDS 2021: IRTS

Kraainem Football Club 

Country Belgium Kraainem
Continent Europe
About the organization

Following the migration crisis of 2015, Kraainem FC decided to launch an initiative welcoming unaccompanied minor refugees on a daily basis. This initiative relies on a partnership agreement between the club and Fedasil, the governmental organisation in charge of welcoming asylum seekers. The young refugees who are welcomed in Kraainem are staying in different reception centres ran by Fedasil. The participants take part in conversation tables and language courses and participate in football training sessions with the club’s teams. The club intends to become a real pilot project to convince other Belgian clubs to follow our footsteps. Our general objective is to duplicate the initiative by communicating, raising awareness and providing an educational support.