Amman, August 2023: Generations For Peace (GFP), in partnership with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Jordan School Sport Federation (JSSF), has launched 20 Summer Sport Camps for public school students across the Kingdom for the second consecutive year.
These camps are part of the Riadati Programme, a new three-year partnership between GFP and the Olympic Refuge Foundation (ORF). Through this partnership, GFP will implement Sport for Protection-based activities designed to enhance the mental health and psychosocial well-being of youth affected by displacement across Jordan.
The 20 Summer Sport Camps will run from 1 to 12 August, offering a safe and fun space for 2,000 students of different nationalities to learn and interact, and promote trust, inclusion, and belonging through basketball, volleyball, and other sport-based activities.
The Camps are led by 40 volunteer Physical Education (PE) teachers who have successfully completed intensive training sessions conducted by GFP prior to the start of Camps, building their knowledge and skills in facilitating Sport for Protection activities. The Camps will be delivered in the governorates of Ma’an, Karak, Mafraq, Zarqa, Tafilah, Irbid, Balqa, Amman, and Madaba.
GFP President, Dr Mohanned Arabiat, expressed that the organisation is proud to implement the Riadati Summer Sport Camps for the second consecutive year with the support of the ORF. He pointed out that the 2022 Camps had a remarkably positive impact on the teachers who acquired new skills for using Sport For Protection professionally, as well as on students affected by displacement who found, through these Camps, a way to overcome barriers of fear, expression, and inclusion.
He added, “We value our renewed partnership with the ORF, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact these 2023 Camps will have on a new group of students in cooperation with the JSSF and MoE.”
For his part, Dr Musleh Al-Batoush, JSSF Secretary-General and MoE Director of School Sport, said, “Sport camps are part of the JSSF and MoE’s plan for school sport, and we have prepared all the resources to ensure the success of this Programme. We are delighted to collaborate with GFP since establishing our partnership in 2016. Finally, I express my gratitude to all involved in this Programme.”