March 9 – AFDP Global, the international football social enterprise, that last week launched its latest project in the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan, followed up this week with a number of events to mark International Women’s Day.
The Azraq refugee is home to over 30,000 refugees from the Syrian Civil War, including thousands of unaccompanied children.
The formal launch of the Azraq project saw 500 young refugees, nine female coaches and nine male coaches participate in the tournament, following months of training and preparation.
The tournament, led by AFDP Global in collaboration with the UEFA Foundation for Children, Catalyst Foundation and Lays, saw 12 under-13 boys’ teams and 18 under-15 and under-13 girls’ teams taking part.
Azraq is a replication of AFDP’s pilot project at the Za’atari refugee camp which has more than 4,500 children and young people involved in weekly sports activities; with more than 3,400 tournament matches taking place since the project began.
International Women’s Day provided the projects with another opportunity to reinforce core messages around social issues and integration, with women’s workshops and U13 girls games running to mark the day.
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