Football Feet!

As part of our Football Fit program, CHEERing is holding 2 Football Feet sessions, where CHEERing’s football players will learn about foot care and reflexology, and how to take care of their feet so we can practice good foot health and play better football! Thanks to collaboration with the Barca Foundation, OE, and Acupuncturists Without…

Rockets and dreams

CHEERing Football Club has launched 2 youth teams, CHEERing Rockets (U12) and CHEERing Dreams (U14). During the Easter break, the Rockets got to play in their 1st ever tournament, winning 3 of their 4 games. The games reflect the tremendous dedication of players and coaches, who travel 2 hours each way to the field by…

Changes for CHEERing and Elna

CHEERing has provided Grow Clinics at Elna Maternity Centre since…since before it was called Elna, and we’re sad that this much needed shelter we’ve worked with for so long is closing. It’s not all bad news though – Elna is shifting to a new model, and families will be housed in individual apartments. CHEERing will…

Scanning and screening

In partnership with the Barca Foundation and Organization Earth, CHEERing is screening our footballers – and their families – to decrease their risk of future harm. This week, we screened 38 kids, coaches, and parents for heart problems with ECGs at the football field. Everyone turned out healthy, and will now be able to play…

Luncheering boxes

When kids at the Malakasa refugee camp told the CHEERing team they were embarrassed to go to school because, unlike the Greek pupils, they didn’t have snacks in their backpacks, we stepped in. With support from CRIBS International, and boxes and backpacks provided by Christian Refugee Relief, CHEERing shops each week for healthy snacks and…

CHEERing launches Football Fit!

CHEERing’s latest football-related activity, Football Fit, launched this month in Malakasa refugee camp. This ‘wraparound’ pilot program provides fun cooking, nutrition, first aid and fitness sessions for girls in our Malakasa football team, thanks to support from @forrefugees and @camcrag. The program is led by Malakasa resident and CHEERing team member Farzana Rahimi, supported by…

CHEERing teams up with Barca Foundation

CHEERing’s growing football program got a boost this month as we teamed up with the Barca Foundation and Organization Earth to begin FutbolNet sessions for youth at Malakasa camp and in central Athens. The program will offer training based on FutbolNet’s unique curriculum to over 150 girls and boys, and will be headed up by…

CHEERing at Schisto

Today, December 17th, CHEERing distributed diapers to eligible residents at Schisto Camp. This is the first time we’ve worked at Schisto; many thanks to the DRC for paving the way for this much needed service! We will be back in January. We would also like to that the organizations who donated diapers to us for…

YouBeHero: Fund CHEERing but pay nothing!

Online services like booking.com, alpha-beta, and e-fresh donate to chosen charities through YouBeHero when you buy their stuff. CHEERing is on YouBeHero, so any time you buy from a participating group, you can ask for a donation to go to CHEERing, and it won’t cost you a penny. Here’s how: Step-by-step: Step 1: Visit our…

CHEERing football news!

This was quite a weekend for CHEERing football! On Sunday our Malakasa girls – the self-named Beautiful Girls – fielded two 5 a side teams in their first games ever! The teams traveled by bus to Ritsona camp, where they played 2 matches – older and younger girls – against 2 Ritsona girls’ teams. Both…