Reporting “from the field”, this episode of the Good Sports Podcast features interviews from UNHCR, Right to Play, Cricket Without Boundaries and Equal Playing Fields, looking at how sport is contributing to addressing challenges of refugee integration and gender equality in Jordan. Lee and Sara spent 5 days in the country in late April delivering a pilot project for Cricket Without Boundaries, and the organisations featured here worked alongside the project team to deliver a joined-up and sustainable programme.
We speak with Abdul, who’s role is to facilitate activities for communities affected by the forced movement of people. He describes the activities that are being implemented both in refugee camps and in communities where refugees are now living.
UNHCR made this short video highlighting one day of the Cricket Without Boundaries project:
Right to Play
Hazim, Ahmad and Dyaa’, project managers and field facilitators at Right to Play talk about the challenged facing young people in the Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan, and how Right to Play is helping develop life-skills to help young people survive and thrive.
Equal Playing Fields and Jordan Quest
We talk with Haneen and Yasmeen, two Jordanian footballers who were involved in record-breaking football matches on the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and by the Dead Sea.
Cricket Without Boundaries
We talk with Cricket Without Boundaries founder Ed Williams about the founding of the charity, and the whole episode takes place in the context of CWB’s inaugural project in Jordan.
Cricket Without Boundaries made this short project video, which highlights the key role of partnerships in this context: