At Fuze we believe that through unity we can achieve things far beyond expectation. Our first project 'Fuze Beyond Borders' aims to bring together refugees and British volunteers by providing refugee camps in the Dunkirk region with material and nutritional aid as well as motivational and educational activities. We want to not only empower the refugee communities we work with, but also the British volunteers who work with us.
Living in a refugee camp can be very demoralizing, we want to help make the best out of a bad situation and help improve the living situation across the camp. We believe that through motivational activities and sport we can help lift the spirit in the camps as well as provide them with essentials such as food, clothes, shoes and more.
Having started our work at the Grande-Synthe camp at the start of October, we have continued to visit once a month. The camp has recently been moved to a new location with more structured shelters, and much healthier and better conditions. Here we will continue our work, with the ability to focus on capacity building projects and workshops, and return to our original focus of empowerment through sport.
In April we will be launching our first UK project Fuze Integrates. Based in the London area, we will be setting up refugee football teams where newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers can socialise and meet other UK teams via tournaments.