CHILDREN WITHOUT BORDERS
Children Without Borders uses the practice and training of soccer to bridge the gap between youth of diverse backgrounds. To do this, the program uses a framework that emphasizes what we call our “Six C’s” Critical thinking, Creativity, Cooperation, Co-existence, Commitment and Courage.
Given the political, economic, and social circumstances of the Holy Land, children are frequently the most marginalized. Children without borders seeks to equip youth from both sides with a wider vision, firm will, and steadfast faith so that they will become men and women dedicated to peace and dialogue.
“I BELIEVE THAT INSIDE EACH OF US,
A CHILD MOST INNOCENTLY RESIDES.
AT CERTAIN MOMENTS IN OUR LIVES
AND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD,
WE NEED OTHERS TO STAND BY US,
GIVE US SUPPORT,
AND EVEN LIFT US
WITH A SENSE OF A SHELTERED EMBRACE. ”
A new program was launched for young girls entitled “the Folkloric Dance Dabkeh” group, which has positioned itself on the national level. Its Football Teams and their other activities all reflect its sacred mission for children, thanks to the sponsorship of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land who is funding and supporting the program.
“WE WILL EVENTUALLY BREAK DOWN
ALL BORDERS THAT VEIL THE HERO CHILD
WHO VIGOROUSLY INHIBITS OUR SOULS,
AND THUS GIVE PACE IN THE FUTURE
FOR CHILDREN WITH BORDERS TO BECOME
MEN AND WOMEN WITHOUT BORDERS.”
In Jerusalem, both in the Old City and Beit Hanina, has more than 300 participants; and Bethlehem, there are over 120 participants with 3 coaches, 3 assistant coaches and various volunteers.
In spite of war, siege, deprivation, and persecution, CWB offers peace, liberty, and cooperation to children through the fun and fellowship of sport.
Children Without Borders provides a safe and educational environment for children after school. It also provides the opportunity for these children to discover the talent given to them by God.