Save the Dream implemented a project to promote peace and development through sport targeting Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Darfur, Sudan, as a part of the cooperation agreement signed in May 2018 between Save the Dream, Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and Qatar Charity and within the framework of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD).
Field activities, primarily implemented in Al Fashir City, North Darfur from 27 June to 01 July 2018, were leaded by Save the Dream Ambassador Tegla Loroupe, Kenyan Long-Distance Runner and Captain of the Refugee Olympic Team and comprised multiple sport and cultural activities, advocacy campaign and training workshops on “Sport for Peace and Development”.
H.E. Sheikha Hessa bint Khalifa Al Thani, Special Envoy of the Arab League Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs took part also in her role of Member of the Save the Dream High-Level Panel.
The initiative provided intensive training to 50 youth leaders from different IDP communities to develop their “Skills to act as Agents of Change” and strengthen their abilities in the fields of capacity building, community engagement and social inclusion, as well as gender equality and empowerment of girls through sport.
The “Sport for Peace and Development” initiative envisaged the official partnership or support of key partners such as Qatar Olympic Committee, Qatar Football Association, Aspire Academy, Qatar Stars League, Mission 89 Foundation, the Sudanese Organization for Sport for Peace and Al Jazeera Center for Human Rights as the Media Partner.