The Swiss Handball Club Pfadi Winterthur along with international humanitarian foundation NOIVA from Switzerland spent June 3-10, 2015 on a mission to help Syrian refugees in Jordan.
Together with UNICEF, the NOIVA team led a three-day Handball training for boys and girls in the Zaatari camp. The motivated and enthusiastic Pfadi players, supported by the NOIVA team, taught the kids from three places in three different districts their first handball lessons even under the sweltering heat (42 ° C). On the third day, a tournament with a real trophy presentation took place!
Along with training, many precious and unforgettable moments were made with the Syrian refugee children. Wives and girlfriends of the players helped in the kids program in a nearby city and made home visits to Syrian refugee families. On such visits, they and in some instances the players came very close to the individual fates of these families. What they saw and experienced left a lasting impression on them.
It takes so little to make these children happy. A pair of strong arms to lift them up in the air, a loving embrace, or just a “face to face” with a boy or a girl is enough to make a difference. With their open and cordial nature, the children make it all easy to connect with them.
The Pfadi players and their partners experienced an impressive day that affected them in a special way.
Thank you so much for joining us, Pfadi Winterthur! You made a difference!