SPORTS FOR PEACE
The practice of sport is a recognized instrument for promoting peace, as it disregards both geographical borders and social classes. It also plays a significant role as a promoter of social integration and economic development in different geographical, cultural and political contexts. In its efforts to use sport as a catalyst for peace and social development, The Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation has supported several initiatives in the past years, namely:-
Peace Races have been held since 2001 to promote peaceful co-existence among pastoral communities in the Karamoja cluster Regions among Pokot, Turkana, Marakwet, and Karamojong communities
The foundation uses boxing combined with education and personal development to realize the potential of young people in communities affected by crime and violence.
Kids Athletics was conceptualized as the first step in the pyramid of IAAF coaching courses and is a great way to empower the athlete refugees by giving them the basic training which will enable them to eventually continue along the path and pursue careers in coaching