The power of sports in promoting diversity and inclusion is truly remarkable. The recent event organized by ‘Ħamrun Ħanin’ to celebrate Easter and promote unity among different communities in our society is a perfect example of this. Through football, children from diverse backgrounds came together and enjoyed a fun-filled day with no distinction of color, creed, or language.
The children from the Hamrun Spartans Football School of Excellence, along with two players from the senior squad, joined hands with the children of the Primary School of College San Benedict in Birżebbugia. This school is a symbol of unity and inclusion, with children from 40 different nationalities studying together. The Hamrun children embraced this diverse environment and showed that the language of football is one that can unite and bring joy to all.
The event also provided an opportunity for the Hamrun Spartans players, Elvis Mashike and Dodo Soares, to share their own experiences of fleeing their home countries, Congo and Cape Verde, in search of a better future in Europe. Their journey was not easy, and they faced several challenges along the way. However, they persevered and sent a message of hope to the children to never give up on their dreams, even when the road ahead seems tough.
The event ended with the children from Hamrun distributing ‘figolli’ to some of the children from the Primary School of College San Benedict as a memento of the day. The event was supported by Alberta, the main sponsor of ‘Ħamrun Ħanin,‘ and Mannarinu. It was heartening to see such support for an event that promotes inclusion and diversity in our society.
Overall, the event organized by ‘Ħamrun Ħanin’ is an excellent example of how sports can bring people from different backgrounds together and promote unity and inclusion. By engaging in activities that celebrate diversity, we can break down barriers and build a more inclusive society. It is essential to continue supporting such initiatives, which promote social cohesion and create a sense of community among diverse groups. We can all learn from the example set by ‘Ħamrun Ħanin’ and take steps to promote diversity and inclusion in our communities.