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WAKO Kickboxing and Peace and Sport for inclusion and protection of the refugees

June 22, 2024
The #livetogether program was launched in 2017 by Peace and Sport organization in Zaatari camp, in cooperation with UNHCR, Blumont and International Federations of: Kickboxing, Table Tennis and Teqball (WAKO, FITEQ, ITTF Foundation), and the support of the Jordan Olympic Committee and the Government of Monaco.
Special focus is on promoting gender equality, aiming to provide equal opportunities for girls to participate in sport-based activities and be empowered through sport.
Powerful role models and great source of inspiration were Champions for Peace, who were involved in the program, to act as role models for the children and for the refugee coaches. One of them was Zsolt Moradi, 10 x Kickboxing World Champion, visited Zaatari camp multiple times, mentoring the Kickboxing and self- defence coaches.
“When mobilizing international kickboxing experts as part of the program, WAKO ensured to arrange joint training seminars for refugees and Jordanian resources.
This allowed both communities to benefit from quality trainings”, was highlighted in the special report of the P&S of this sport-based program as a good practice of capacity building.

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