16 February 2010

Kickabout: Right To Play Jordan

Though Kickabout: Africa 2010 officially kicks off in Egypt, after six weeks on the road we were itching to play some football, visit with coaches, and see some programs in action. We begged our friends at Right To Play for some stops in Jordan to help us warm-up - get the ball moving - and they more than obliged

Three days, five schools...this is Right To Play, Jordan.

8 February 2010
Irbid - Kickabout pulled up to the Karmel Club’s Community Center bright eyed and bushy-tailed, we knew we weren’t the only ones anxious to knock the ball around in our morning session. - Continue

10 February 2010
Zarqa - Kickabout encountered the first good weather of the long drive down, which came just in time for Eli’s 23rd birthday. The day really couldn’t have gone any better: two incredible groups of kids, two schools worth seeing, and too much birthday cake! - Continue

14 February 2010
Wadi Rum - A beautiful desert about 80 km north of the Red Sea port of Aqaba, Wadi Rum is a tourist hotspot where visitors can stay in Bedouin tents and venture out into the desert to see Lawrence of Arabia’s cave. It is also the site of the Disi School for Girls. - Continue

About Right To Play Jordan

Young people under the age of 29 represent 70 per cent of Jordan’s population. These children and youth experience the threat of poverty and unemployment, and lack of activities that provide respite from the difficult conditions they face in refugee camps and disadvantaged communities.

Right To Play’s intervention among refugee and disadvantaged communities in Jordan focuses on training teachers and staff of partner organizations to implement specially designed sport and play programs that provide psychosocial support, increase knowledge of healthy lifestyle behaviours, and provide youth leadership skills and opportunities for community participation.

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