For a while now, we have been working with the exciting organisation Football for Hope, Peace and Unity (FHPU). FHPU is the vision of Eric Murangwa. As a former football player with the Rwandan national team, who only survived the 1994 genocide due to the compassion of his team mates, Eric’s idea was to use sport in pursuit of reconciliation.
On Saturday 2 April, we’re teaming up with him to host Play 2 Remember, a 5-a-side football tournament giving a chance for survivors of genocide and mass atrocities around the world, including from Sudan, to get together in a spirit of commemoration and hope. The tournament marks the United Nations International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on 6 April.
We hope that you will join us, either as a spectator, a player, a team of players (max. 10), or just by providing a donation. Everybody is welcome. Just register.
The event is not for profit, any proceeds will be used to cover running costs or will be donated to the charity Green Kordofan, a small UK-based charity providing sports programmes to young people in refugee camps in South Sudan who’ve fled violence in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains.