DISCOVER YOUR IMPACT

NOW UNLOCKING SPORTS FOR11154PEOPLE

YOUR IMPACT

NOW UNLOCKING SPORTS FOR11154PEOPLE

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SHARING THE POWER AND JOY OF SPORTS
Whether you get yourself a brand new KLABU jersey
from our social enterprise, or partner directly with our
foundation, you are unlocking the power and joy of
sports for those who need it most.

"We speak many different languages in the camp, but the language of sports is one we all share." - Nancy (20) from South Sudan

KLABU uses sports as a tool to help rebuild lives in refugee camps. Sports can help refugees recapture a sense of purpose in their daily lives, while connecting refugees and locals through a common passion. When playing on the pitch together, acceptance and integration follow naturally. Sports build bridges across borders as a language we all speak and a feeling we all share.

You too can make a change! Join the KLABU by purchasing a KLABU item in our shop or partner with us. Support our mission to build more KLABU Clubhouses around the world. Share our vision that sport has the power to move the world forward.

KLABU uses sports as a tool to help rebuild lives in refugee camps. Sports can help refugees recapture a sense of purpose in their daily lives, while connecting refugees and locals through a common passion. When playing on the pitch together, acceptance and integration follow naturally. Sports build bridges across borders as a language we all speak and a feeling we all share.

You too can make a change! Join the KLABU by purchasing a KLABU item in our shop or partner with us. Support our mission to build more KLABU Clubhouses around the world. Share our vision that sport has the power to move the world forward.

Your impact

Your contribution makes all the difference. Whether you get yourself a brand new football kit from our latest collection, or partner with us, you are supporting young people in refugee camps to play sports and rebuild their lives in places like Kalobeyei.

For every €5 we fundraise, we can power access to sports for one person for one year through one of our Clubhouses. Currently, we have been able to give access to more than 10,000 people, the exact number is updated in our impact counter on the bottom of the page.

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Your impact

Your contribution makes all the difference. Whether you get yourself a brand new football kit from our latest collection, or partner with us, you are supporting young people in refugee camps to play sports and rebuild their lives in places like Kalobeyei.

For every €5 we fundraise, we can power access to sports for one person for one year through one of our Clubhouses. Currently, we have been able to give access to more than 10,000 people, the exact number is updated in our impact counter on the bottom of the page.

"For young men and women uprooted by war or persecution, sport is much more than a leisure activity. It’s an opportunity to be included and protected – a chance to heal, develop and grow.” - Dominique Hyde, UN Refugee Agency UNHCR

Sports Impact

When refugees flee their home, they leave everything behind: family, friends, belongings. Waiting to return home in safety or be resettled can take years and in the meantime, refugees wait. Education and employment are hard to find, frustration sets in and the talent and potential of young people is wasted.

Sports cannot solve all these problems, but it can help connect refugees and locals living in these new communities and build bridges across borders. This is what KLABU stands for: not to accept wasted lives but instead help young refugees and locals cope and connect on their way to a better future.

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Sports Impact

When refugees flee their home, they leave everything behind: family, friends, belongings. Waiting to return home in safety or be resettled can take years and in the meantime, refugees wait. Education and employment are hard to find, frustration sets in and the talent and potential of young people is wasted.

Sports cannot solve all these problems, but it can help connect refugees and locals living in these new communities and build bridges across borders. This is what KLABU stands for: not to accept wasted lives but instead help young refugees and locals cope and connect on their way to a better future.

The KLABU Model

We build sturdy and multi-use Clubhouses that offer durable access to high-quality sports equipment and clothing. Every Clubhouse allows around 10,000 members to play the most popular sports and games, using an innovative library system that is owned and managed by the local community: it’s their KLABU.

In fact a Clubhouse is a sports library with a strong community function. Future Clubhouses will be solar and wifi powered, creating extra benefits for the community: electricity and connectivity.

Read more below about the step-by-step experience for participants and how we implement what happens day-to-day.

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The KLABU Model

We build sturdy and multi-use Clubhouses that offer durable access to high-quality sports equipment and clothing. Every Clubhouse allows around 10,000 members to play the most popular sports and games, using an innovative library system that is owned and managed by the local community: it’s their KLABU.

In fact a Clubhouse is a sports library with a strong community function. Future Clubhouses will be solar and wifi powered, creating extra benefits for the community: electricity and connectivity.

Read more below about the step-by-step experience for participants and how we implement what happens day-to-day.

A KLABU Clubhouse is a bright and inviting place where people come together to meet and play, a club that is open for refugees and locals from all nationalities, ages and genders, everyone is welcome at the KLABU.

Local KLABU Leaders, who are representatives chosen by the local community, both women and men, are in charge of the day-to-day management of the Clubhouse. It is open to all residents in the camp including the (nearby) host community. 

Individuals and teams may register to borrow equipment and apparel. Items are usually borrowed for the day and returned after use. The library system ensures that items are returned so that the community has long-term access to sports. 

Although the borrowing of sports equipment and clothing is free of charge, additional benefits for the community (such as electricity and wifi, in the near future) come at a small price which stimulates their ownership and self-reliance to help sustain the Clubhouses. 

The Clubhouse is also a starting point for training, tournaments and social interactions: it has a sports as well as a broader social function. Groups hold meetings and make plans for a better future. Additionally, indoor games tournaments are held within the Clubhouse - a favorite event among women and youth.

Local KLABU Leaders, who are representatives chosen by the local community, both women and men, are in charge of the day-to-day management of the Clubhouse. It is open to all residents in the camp including the (nearby) host community. 

Individuals and teams may register to borrow equipment and apparel. Items are usually borrowed for the day and returned after use. The library system ensures that items are returned so that the community has long-term access to sports. 

Although the borrowing of sports equipment and clothing is free of charge, additional benefits for the community (such as electricity and wifi, in the near future) come at a small price which stimulates their ownership and self-reliance to help sustain the Clubhouses. 

The Clubhouse is also a starting point for training, tournaments and social interactions: it has a sports as well as a broader social function. Groups hold meetings and make plans for a better future. Additionally, indoor games tournaments are held within the Clubhouse - a favorite event among women and youth.

Clubhouses

“KLABU is open for everyone, especially for the youth, doing something that they love, the community has so much hope.” - Lilian (25), from Ethiopia

What's next?

This is just the start. We’re now ready to start building the world’s biggest club, sharing the power and joy of sports with 500,000 young people over the next decade. Although our initial focus is on refugee camps, there are many young people living in tough conditions such as slums and favelas who need access to sports. Let’s get to work!

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What's next?

This is just the start. We’re now ready to start building the world’s biggest club, sharing the power and joy of sports with 500,000 young people over the next decade. Although our initial focus is on refugee camps, there are many young people living in tough conditions such as slums and favelas who need access to sports. Let’s get to work!