Games from Around the World (GAW) event organized by Unity in Diversity is open to all
ages, family friendly, a nice way to connect with people from all kinds of backgrounds. With no
language barrier, this sports and games event can be enjoyed by all!
Date: 17th March 2018
Location: Rijswijkseweg 252, 2516 EN Den Haag
The focus of this sports event is to connect people of different backgrounds together, to play
games that are widely played across all continents of the world. This include (but not limited to)
Arm wrestling, Football, volleyball, Basketball, Table tennis, Sjoelbak, Spijkerpoepen and more!
Reminding everyone of the great times they had playing such games in the past, and how
these good memories can be carried along to this new community where we find ourselves. Even interesting is the fact that winners will receive a gift voucher!
Why this project?
This recurring event is one way to increase contact of refugees with the community; secondly,
language will not be a barrier in this case, as many sports and games can be played by people
who speak different languages and who cannot oftentimes understand themselves through words.
Therefore playing traditional and international sports and games will be a new way to discover
where cultures meet and where they uniquely differ.
More importantly, we hope to use this as a way to assist refugees, (especially children) who are
finding it difficult to adjust to their new society, to better integrate by playing common games
with others from different backgrounds, and at the same time holding on to important aspects of their cultures, which form part of their identity, while integrating in the Dutch society.
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