Hi, I'm Estelle Jean.
I am a humanitarian worker and founder of Sport For Refugees.
I started volunteering in Greece last year to find responses to the current refugee crisis.
In October last year, I decided to create my own project, Sport For Refugees, to get refugees motivated, healthy and to keep them away from depression.
I have come across Yves Antibe Zanga last December as I was setting up the project in Lesvos and I am now trying to support him in continuing his professional athlete career in Mixed Martial Arts.
Hi, my name is Yves Antibe Zanga Adalbert. I’m 22 and I am from Cameroon. I do different sports such as kick-boxing, Muay Thai boxing, Full-contact and Sambo. I am a professional Mixed Martial Arts athlete.
I started doing sports when I was a kid: after that my dad initiated me to traditional karate when I was 5yo.
Today, as a refugee, sport is essential in my life; it’s the one thing that calms me down. The tatami or the ring are the only places where I can find quietness and inner peace.
Sport For Refugees chose to support Yves because of his athlete profile and his behavior: he is a great teacher, he knows how to motivate his peers and to advise them as best as possible.
He is a honest and kind person who always sees the positive aspect in everyone and every situation.
As soon as we can collect this amount, I will be able to give Yves the funds to train in Octagone club in Athens.
Provisional timetable: reception of the funds in February. Start of Yves's training in the club. Participation of Yves to competitions in April/May.
I would be able to go visit Yves during his trainings in February in Athens.