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Promoting Peace and Unity Through Sports: The Black Feather Foundation's Participation in Football for Peace Challenge

Last weekend, The Black Feather Foundation (TBFF) had the incredible opportunity to participate in the Football for Peace (FFP) Most Valuable Peacemaker (MPV) Challenge in Baltimore, Maryland. This event, organized by the United Kingdom-based charity organization Football for Peace, in partnership with American University, was a powerful demonstration of how sports can be a catalyst for positive change in our communities.


The challenge brought together seven newcomer children from the DMV area to promote peace and unity through the power of sports. As proud guests of FFP, The Black Feather Foundation was thrilled to be a part of this inspiring initiative.


Abdullah, one of the Afghan newcomers that attended with TBFF, expressed gratitude for ‘having the opportunity to participate in fun sports activities with those from different cultures, religions and backgrounds who came together to learn how to best serve their communities.’


The event took place at the Under Armor House in Baltimore, providing a perfect setting for the children to showcase their skills and promote peace through football. American University, our esteemed collaborator in this endeavor, has always encouraged its community to "wage peace," and it was evident that the values of peace and unity were at the heart of this event.


When our newcomers arrived, they were enthusiastically welcomed by a diverse group of youth, FFP leadership and partners. FFP formed teams by pairing youth with those from other backgrounds and organizations. They trained as teams, starting with the basics of football, and by the end of the day were competing in scrimmages.


Patti Katter, TBFF CEO, stated; “the primary goal of our current initiative is to help our newcomer youth acclimate into their local communities using the pillars of sports, health and education.


“The MVP Challenge demonstrated that our newcomers are more than capable of acclimating and thriving in their new environments with the right support.”


As an organization founded on the principles of empowerment and unity, The Black Feather Foundation is grateful for the opportunity to support such meaningful initiatives. We believe that every child deserves the chance to thrive and to be a part of something that promotes positivity and harmony.


Football for Peace is known for its dedication to advancing sports diplomacy on a global scale, addressing pressing social and environmental issues. It was truly an honor for us to witness firsthand how sports can be a catalyst for positive change in our communities.


The Black Feather Foundation is committed to continuing its work with Football for Peace and other like-minded organizations to create a world where every child has the opportunity to grow and succeed in a peaceful environment.


We are deeply thankful to FFP, American University, and everyone involved in making this inspiring event a reality. We look forward to many more opportunities to promote peace and unity through sports and community engagement. Together, we can truly make a difference and build a brighter future for the next generation.


Join us in our journey to promote peace and unity through the power of sports and community engagement. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children around the world.


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