Nasroolah Jafari joined the Yoga and Sport with Refugees kickboxing classes when he was a resident of the refugee camp of Lesvos, in Greece. Having joined the association two years ago, sport has allowed him to get out of the camp environment and find a purpose; now he wants to bring more hope to the children. He wants to give them the opportunity to have a normal life.
Nasroolah has now received his papers and is living in Athens, where he is still taking sports classes with Yoga and Sport with Refugees.
“I had no opportunity to do sports in Afghanistan—not even the internet in our poor area. Now I run and do kick-boxing. Knowing Estelle and Yoga and Sport With Refugees saved my life. The English I’m speaking I learned from these people. I come to stay physically and mentally healthy. I always dreamed of having the opportunity to do sports. Why waste my time in the camp? I can come and grow up and do good things. I can get to know more people. I can have more social connections. I have done it for over two years. I’m very happy with that.”
Photo credits: Giulio Piscitelli