Join our virtual field trip to Lebanon on 3 October 2019
We invite our loyal supporters to a virtual visit to the field in Lebanon. So, save the plane ticket and join from your desk as Right To Play’s Field Facilitator Sarah El Jizi gives a live discussion on how sport and play are helping to build peaceful communities in Lebanon.
Over the past 30 years, Lebanon has been plagued by bouts of civil war and factional violence. As a result, Lebanon has experienced an influx of refugees, initially from the Palestinian Territories, then from Iraq, and most recently from Syria. Since March 2011, over 1.5 million Syrian refugees have registered at UNHCR records, more than half of them are children and women. Given the current socio-economic profile of the country and in addition to the turbulent and frustrated political situation, there is an increasing burden that exceeds the capacity of local authorities to handle the deteriorating humanitarian situation.
Right To Play’s Sports and Humanitarian Assistance (SAHA) project uses football and life skills training to improve social cohesion to support peaceful coexistence and youth development in vulnerable communities. Trained youth leaders engage groups of children, young people and parents to create opportunities for exchange and cooperation to promote social stability and improve access to safe and inclusive spaces. In 2018 the project engaged with 27 local partners, 90 youth coaches and 1,756 children.
Sarah joined Right To Play in 2018 as Head Coach in the Beirut area for the Sports and Humanitarian Assistance (SAHA) project and continued as Field Facilitator for the North area for two projects, Generation Amazing (GA) and SAHA 2. Sarah is also a semi-professional Basketball Player
Date: Thursday 3 October 2019
Time: 3pm GMT
Location: Please join our live discussion from your computer, tablet or smartphone via GoToMeeting. You must RSVP in advance to receive the webinar link.
RSVP: Email Right To Play Philanthropy Manager, Bridey Swarbrick Schwarz: firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your place.