On the occasion of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) children from Zaatari and Azraq refugee camps in Jordan will have the opportunity to take part in online training sessions on several sports: Kickboxing, self-defence, Table Tennis, Taekwondo and Teqball, aimed at transmitting the positive values of sport, and to encourage them to stay active and healthy during these challenging times.
Girls and boys are invited to join the online training sessions run by the coaches of the “Live Together” program in Zaatari camp and of the Taekwondo Academy in Azraq. Each session will start with a brief presentation of April6, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. This will allow the young participants to learn more about the role that sport can play in their lives, and how the values that they learn through sport will help them to overcome challenges and become respectful and peaceful persons.
As part of the Taekwondo session, the participants will perform a “Poomsae for Peace” choreography designed by THF’s coaches.
The sessions will be concluded by a symbolic action that will see all the children and the coaches raising their #WhiteCards to send a message of unity and solidarity.
The virtual celebration will also see the involvement of two Champions for Peace: Maria Toorpakai, professional Squash player from Pakistan, and Pascal Gentil, Taekwondo Olympic medallist from France. Both Champions will share their sport experience with the children, answering their questions and encouraging them to continue practicing sport and learn its values!