Sports for Peace

Sport brings peace and unites tribes in crisis-stricken South Sudan.

There are 2.25 million people internally displaced in South Sudan. In 2014, the international disability NGO Light for the World launched its ‘Sports for Peace’ programme in the Internally Displaced People (IDP) camp in Mahad, near Juba.

With almost 8,000 residents from different tribes, rivalry and violence broke out on a regular basis.

To unite the kids of the camp and to set an example for the whole community, Light for the World encouraged them to take part in its youth club ‘Sports for Peace’ with a football and volleyball team as well as several indoor sports for people with and without disabilities.

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