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Olympic Refuge Foundation and Jordan’s Generations For Peace announce new partnership

Date : 15 Apr 2019

Amman, Jordan, April 14, 2019: A total of 53,500 Jordanian youth and Syrian refugees will benefit from a new three-year partnership between Generations For Peace and the Olympic Refuge Foundation.

Generations For Peace is a leading global non-profit peacebuilding organisation founded in 2007 by HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, who is also the President of the Jordan Olympic Committee.

The new programme will increase equal access to sport-based activities for Syrian refugees and Jordanian youth in 108 schools and 76 youth centres across four Jordanian governorates with the highest Syrian refugees – Amman, Irbid, Mafraq and Zarqa.

Prince Feisal said: “We are proud to partner with the Olympic Refuge Foundation, working together to expand the unique impact of our Sport For Peace vehicle to build life skills and social cohesion among male and female Syrian refugee and Jordanian youth.

"We want to increase their resilience to violence, foster their feelings of protection and belonging, support them in the process of empowerment and help them actively contribute to the betterment of Jordanian host communities.”

Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, said: “The launching of the Olympic Refuge Foundation in 2017 originally aimed to support the protection, development and empowerment of children and youth in vulnerable situations through sport, and we are proud to be partnering Generations For Peace to continue working towards that goal.”

The partnership includes a grant which will help Generations For Peace to sustainably engage at-risk female and male refugees and Jordanian youth through a series of weekly club activities and a Summer Camp designed to expose youth to a wide range of new sports. Youth with disabilities will also be included in the programme.

Source: Generations For Peace

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