Giving a small team of IDP’s the ability to play sports
As the fighting begins to take the city of Mosul back from ISIS, Coach Ahmad reflects on his football team located in the city of Kirkuk composed of those internally displaced people (IDP’s) from Mosul already living in refugee camps or spread throughout the city, he states, “We have been here more than two years, this is the first time we have received any help, thank you Bring Hope.” Coach Ahmad is referring to the 150 footballers from six teams in Kirkuk who received Adidas football boots from Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation.
This aid package of football boots from Bring Hope allows more than just a small team of IDP’s the ability to play sports, it allows them to focus on something other than the newly begun war in their home city of Mosul and the memories that come flooding back of their suffering.
These children have experienced trauma and many retain the flashes of unspeakable acts which has caused psychological problems and ongoing fits and nightmares. In this environment, a small thing like football boots becomes a major lifesaver, a means to focus on a cause, hope for a better life and a peaceful existence.
Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation appreciates that healing begins when hope rises. Football boots from Adidas donation gives rise to hope that life can and will get better.