Team oriented sports bring young people together from various backgrounds to share in communal achievement and camaraderie. The hope is that through sport, young people learn to see past differences and enjoy the process of achieving a collective goal.
For youth affected by war, team sports bring stability, friendship, and assist in the delicate process of rebuilding trust and shared empathy. By learning about different cultures and from and with each other, young people can produce a brighter future from the suffering from which they escaped.
Finding joy and success through sports will help to limit xenophobia, assist with stress, and reduce the prolonged impact of the trauma caused by living in war-torn regions.