Beam of Light: Ramadan Soccer Tournament in Rafah

by Rebuilding Alliance
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Summary

We dream of playing soccer at night! Here along Gaza’s border with Egypt, we cleared the rubble, made a soccer field, and organized a soccer tournament to run through Ramadan. Now we need lights!
$6,794
total raised
185
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

We dream of playing soccer at night! Here along Gaza’s border with Egypt, we cleared the rubble, made a soccer field, and organized a soccer tournament that starts on Sept. 1st and runs through Ramadan. With lights, we could play after the fast is broken. Light will benefit the entire Ybnah refugee camp by creating a safe area where children can play, groups can interact, and families can come out to enjoy the cool night air.

Solution

Cleared 12 acres of land on the border with Egypt, removed the rubble adjacent to a refugee camp with 500 households, created a soccer program for 48 youth, and scheduled tournament for Ramadan.

Long-Term Impact

When communities organize good things for the benefit of their children, families begin to recover from trauma, and values of good citizenship, democracy, participation and community action take hold.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.rebuildingalliance.org
Adnan's Dream: Rachel Corrie Soccer Tournament
Rachel Corrie Soccer Tournament for Youth
Google Maps: Rafa, Gaza

Organization Information

Rebuilding Alliance

Location: Burlingame, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.rebuildingalliance.org
Project Leader:
Donna Baranski-walker
Executive Director
Palo Alto, CA United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 185 donors like you, a total of $6,794 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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