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“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to unite in a way that little else does. It speaks to young in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination.”

Nelson Mandela

 

At Camps, we believe strongly in the power of sport to unite and inspire young people and play a key role in developing valuable life skills.

For this reason, we were very proud to join forces with Kings’ School Al Barsha and sponsor the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME) Under-11 Games.

At the heart of our organisation is the desire to connect young people around the world and work together towards a common goal. Our support of the games offered the perfect opportunity to connect students’ sporting experiences across borders.

With the generous support of a number of businesses in the Middle East, we set up a special initiative alongside the games to provide 1,000 footballs for under-funded schools in rural Africa and Asia, bringing the many benefits of sports education to more young people.

Over the coming months, our student volunteer teams will be delivering these footballs along with additional donated kit and sports resources. Through this amazing initiative, we are aiming to provide over 10,000 students in rural communities around the world with access to sport at school.

Volunteers hand over the first delivery of donated footballs to school students in Cambodia:

 

Camps Founder & CEO Stu explains the amazing initiatives behind our partnership with the BSME Games:

 

As part of our support of the Games, we also provided a range of sustainable gifts and awards, produced using upcycled materials by artisans in rural Kenyan communities.

By commissioning these items we employed 25 local artisans and this in turn impacts hundreds through the benefit to extended families and communities. These items are a celebration of the unique things that can be achieved with innovation, creativity and an unwavering commitment to sustainability.

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Trophies made from re-cycled flip-flops collected during beach clean-ups and recycled wood from a shipwrecked dhow.

With thanks to our sponsors who helped make this happen:

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