AISTS won the Peace and Sport Special Jury Award in Monaco at the prestigious Peace and Sport Awards.
The award for our 'From Refugee Camp to Rio' project which was initiated in January this year by Erin Hayba and Alex Buisse. AISTS joined the project in May to provide linkage to international sports networks and provide individual and financial support. The purpose of the project was to share the broader stories relating to refugees and sport to the international sports community and also highlight the opportunities of using sport for peace building. To do this in-depth coverage of the daily lives of refugee athletes through images, personal testimonies and in-depth background stories were collected, ultimately following some of them all the way to their historical participation at Rio Olympic Games.
Inside the Games reported on the events of the awards night. For more information http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1044036/world-taekwondo-federation-and-international-table-tennis-federation-among-winners-at-peace-and-sport-awards