TEL AVIV – If a miracle were to happen, what better place than the Holy Land? After much diplomatic work, and respecting the decisions of everyone involved, there was finally a small tournament on neutral ground featuring the following participants: children of African refugees from South Tel Aviv, kibbutz children, and kids from Israeli-Arab and Palestinian-Arab towns.
After first being visited in their respective areas, the children then took part in a separate activity, although on the same ground (made possible also in part by the invaluable assistance of Mr. Buma). Later, thanks to some fortunate organisation, it became a joint activity on the entire pitch.
It was a worthy ending for the Inter Campus visit, which had already got off to a great start with the invitation of children from South Tel Aviv to Maccabi Tel Aviv’s well-manicured pitch. The kids also got to meet coach Paulo Sousa, who had a distinguished career in Italian football. Inter Campus and Maccabi Tel Aviv both feel the same passion when it comes to working together to help the African refugee children living in the marginalised outskirts of the city.
The activity was undertaken in cooperation with the Yasha Maknouz and Jasmine Seror’s Ghetton Association. They are opening up new possibilities where unfortunately many doors have been closed for the kids. However, Inter Campus always manages to find partners who are able to rise to the challenge.