‘Mohamed bin Zayed Jiu-Jitsu’ teaches refugees in Jordan

  • Tuesday 30, July 2019 11:04 PM
  • ‘Mohamed bin Zayed Jiu-Jitsu’ teaches refugees in Jordan
Sharjah 24 – WAM: Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has launched the ‘Mohamed bin Zayed Summer Jiu-Jitsu Programme’ to teach jiu-jitsu in Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp in Jordan.
The programme is running from 14th July to 8th August, supported by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, International Jiu-Jitsu Federation, Etihad Airways and Palms Sports, officials announced on Tuesday at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Abu Dhabi.

Originally launched in more than 40 schools across the Emirates, the programme to teach young people the arts and skills of jiu-jitsu from July 14 to August 21, will include a four-week session in Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp.

Fahad Abdulrahman bin Sultan, ERC Deputy Secretary-General for Development and International Cooperation, said, “Bringing the sport to refugee camps further elevates the importance of the sport to serve humanitarian causes and opens up opportunities for young people in these camps by equipping them with necessary skills that can help to enhance their future."

"Sport has long been a tool for human communication and a powerful means to bridge the gap between the world’s countries and strengthen the bonds between people. This jiu-jitsu initiative underlines the proactive work of the UAE’s sports institutions in paving that road between nations, in line with the UAE leadership’s longstanding support for humanitarian causes,'' Bin Sultan said.

The ‘Mohamed bin Zayed Summer Jiu-Jitsu Programme’ aims to support its participants by helping them develop their physical and social capabilities. This will be done by teaching them the art of self-defence and instilling the core values of jiu-jitsu that focus on discipline, concentration, leadership, self-confidence, patience, resilience, and teamwork, thus promoting a healthy lifestyle and positive attitude in their day-to-day life.