Spirit of Humanity
Since 2017, Spirit of Football has been running International Humanitarian Programmes under the title of “Spirit of Humanity”. These activities have focused on training of trainers with displaced people and host communities, plus humanitarian staff.
Female refugees trainers in the Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan running a Fair Play session with children as part of their training of trainers programe in 2019.
The first activities took place in the Azraq Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan where we partnered with CARE International, World Vision, the UNHCR and a host of other NGOS.
Trained female trainers working with young girls using SoF’s art method “Spirit of Whispers” in Jordan in 2018. Participants draw their ideas freely and collectively. They then discuss them in small groups before creating stories from them that are often then depicted on community murals.
The activities continued in urban areas in Jordan in cooperation with the Danish Refugee Council from 2019 to 2020. We have run projects with the German Corporation for International Development (GIZ) in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon as well as with SPARK in Turkey.
CARE International’s humanitarian workers participating in The Ball’s journey in Amman, Jordan in 2018.
Covid has put our activities on hold, however we are developing a refugee project with #LeaveNoOneBehind and several other partners on the Greek Island Lesbos. A project with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh with CARE International is in the developmental stage. Click here to check out some of the voices of the people who have recieved out trainings and what the trainings meant ot them.
Jordanian humanitarians playing football for the first time in their lives at a SOF workshop in Amman, Jordan in 2020.
Spirit of Humanity uses the power of football, theatre and art to drive positive social change. We combine intercultural communication, fair play, creativity, teamwork and conflict resolution to empower NGO workers, refugees and locals in host communities with skills, a tool-kit for action and the motivation and confidence to deliver.
Playing theater during a TOT’s at the Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan in 2019.
Refugee trainers and their participants (adults, children and youths) build-up resilience, learn positive coping mechanisms, and spread joy and hope in the most challenging circumstances. Our workshops connect people positively with each other (teambuilding) and encourage them to adapt the learnings as they spread them respectfully in their own work, at home and in their communities.
These trained trainers work for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and have taken our methods into their work with refugees in urban areas in East Amman.