Hamza finds sport a vehicle to inclusion

We met Hamza through his contact with the rugby team. His inclusion process was on track, as he had previously been supported by AFAVI, where he had received valuable help from Hijas de la Caridad. Hamza is from Morocco and arrived in Spain three years ago. Like many of the young people who emigrate without their family references, he has had difficult moments, but he is also a young man with many dreams and activities that he likes. What he is most passionate about is sports; he is currently a rugby player, and his goal is to become a coach. 

Sports have become fundamental in his inclusion process, mainly in his first months in Seville. The lock down due to the pandemic interrupted his training, however, as soon as he was able to do so, he reassumed his sports activities and currently trains in CD Rugby Mairena, senior male. The rugby camps are helping him on his path to achieving his dreams!

Hamza training

It has been difficult for him to reach Spain on his own, but little by little his support network has been growing. Theater even formed a fundamental part of his inclusion activities in his first months in Seville. He participated in several plays promoted by the TNT theater company, plays that also aimed to raise awareness on the issue of migration.

“I thank DPC because they have helped me a lot and I will keep fighting with them to move forward” – comments Hamza to Miguel Fernandez, in a recent participation in the radio program “No te Rindas” You can listen to his full interview HERE!

Currently Hamza has finished the ESA and he is about to study the “Electromechanical Maintenance”. He is also a very cooperative guy willing to support various DPC activities.

Hamza receives his ESA diploma
Hamza and Check making gifts for “Celebrate and Donate event

From our Starfish Program we put a lot of interest in providing wide and varied support networks to enhance the capabilities of the people we accompany. Hamza is currently one of the people included in the program. We are providing him with housing and administrative legal support. But what we value most is the network of support people who are gradually forming part of his social circle. He is a young man with many capabilities, and we have no doubt that he will soon become economically independent, which will help him in his inclusion process.