Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation

Peace Through Sports

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The Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation creates peace initiatives in East African pastoralist conflict areas.

Since its founding in 2003 by World Champion Tegla Loroupe, thousands of athletes have trained and competed in Peace Races held in conflict areas in Kenya, in Uganda, and in other conflict areas.

Since 2015, hundreds of refugee athletes from South Sudan, Congo, Ethiopia, Somalia and other countries have trained at the Tegla Loroupe International Olympic Refugee Training Camp in Ngong, Kenya, just to the west of Nairobi.

In 2016, Ambassador Tegla Loroupe led the International Refugee Olympic team to Rio, where five of the Ngong Training Camp athletes competed.

In 2021, Ambassador Tegla Loroupe led the International Refugee Olympic team to Tokyo.

Tegla Loroupe describes who we are: an organization dedicated to athletes who compete for themselves, for their families, for their societies, and for peace, honesty and justice among all peoples.


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TLPF is a charitable organization that focuses on restoring peace and fostering economic empowerment among pastoralists. It was established in 2003 by Tegla Loroupe, a Kenyan marathon legend and the Foundation’s President. Essentially, TLPF focuses on rebuilding social relations and developing trust among communities at war over scarce water, scarce pasture, and increasingly fragile and threatened vital resources for their herds and crops, in some of the world’s most impoverished nomadic communities.

Fifteen years of Peace Races showcase sports as an alternative economic livelihood pathway to the warrior’s traditional practice of cattle rustling, with the creation of a Warrior’s Training Center for those who put down their weapons and choose peace.

The Peace Races gather a broad community, and are designed to increase awareness of girl child rights, to foster education, and champion peace and cooperation as the future for all tribes. Peace demands a fundamental change in the perception of pastoralists towards cattle raiding as a form of livelihood.

With a vision of A Peaceful, Prosperous and Just World In Which Sports is a Unifying Factor, the Foundation’s continued activities restore peace among warring pastoralists through sports, and build a foundation on which to make a difference in the lives of the less privileged. 

Our Mission

To promote peaceful building, livelihood and resilience of poor people affected by violence and vulnerable to conflicts and civil strife in the world

Our Vision 

A peaceful prosperous and just world in which sports is the unifying and livelihood factor

Tegla Loroupe describes our core values:

Our President

Amb., Dr., OGW, SS Tegla Loroupe

President of the The Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation

The Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation main office is in Nairobi, in a new location in Lavington.

Contact Brian Wasike at +254 701 286055

For ten years, the office was on the second floor of the main office building at Shalom House, close to Ngong Road, near Junction. In late 2020, the office moved to its current location.

The [Tegla Loroupe Olympic Refugee Training Camp](http://bit.ly/37Y0sc3) is located in the town of Ngong, fifteen kilometers to the west of Nairobi. Click to see the location, and for driving instructions.
In the United States, the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation is represented by the Tegla Loroupe Peace Organization, organized under United States law as a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. You may reach their Chief Representative, John Gage, at john.gage@teglapeace.org.

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