Here at Salam, we believe that football is universal. It promotes joy, better health, friendships, teamwork and enthusiasm to millions around the world.
We wanted to give the same opportunity to the children of the Bekaa. With donations from Sportis Solidaire, a French NGO, we started two teams in the municipality of Karaoun in West Bekaa; one for boys and one for girls. The local municipality now provides a practice field and football trainers for the teams, twice a week. The teams are a mix of both Lebanese and Syrian children, allowing for both practical learning of football and social cohesion.