I stepped out of our van and I felt in my heart a great sense of spirit, a great sense of dignity. The tribal leader, Jose de Jesus Manruiqe Esquivel, and I connected immediately and I was moved to tears at this moment.
"Playing soccer gives children time to feel good and experience joy, to bond with teammates, and to be healthy in unhealthy circumstances. The "beautiful game" builds self-esteem and teaches them to treat each other with respect."
It seems like no matter how difficult the circumstances, people around the world still find a way to play. Play is a critical part of rebuilding lives, resolving conflict and keeping your sanity in the midst of chaos.