LAUREUS SPORT FOR GOOD AWARD GOES TO LAST YEAR'S REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM
The Laureus Sport for Good Award was this year given to the Refugee Olympic Team that participated in the 2016 Rio Olympic games
9TH EDITION OF TEGLA LOROUPE MOROTO PEACE RACE HELD
The Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation held the 9th edition of the Tegla Loroupe Moroto(Uganda) Cross-border Peace Race on 3rd of February 2017 to bring together many pastoralist ...
FROM REFUGEES TO OLYMPIANS, AND AMBASSADORS OF PEACE
Giving refugees space, time, and facilities to train as athletes and hopefully become world champions in every competitive field of athletics.
Tegla Loroupe's support and advocating for women and girl-child rights honored
The Law Society of Kenya has awarded its annual Father John Kaiser Human Rights Award to Tegla Loroupe for "Her efforts in promoting human rights and support for women and children"
The award was presented to her by Kenya's Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga during the annual Law Society of Kenya general meeting held at the Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi on 24 March 2016.
Tegla has used sport and education to promote peace since her retirement from active athletics. She founded the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation in 2003 to promote peace among tribal communities in Northern Kenya and the Greater Horn of Africa, champion for women's empowerment and to fight for the rights of children and opressed.
Her efforts have led to establishment of peace accords among the Turkana and Pokot, Pokot and Marakwet, Samburu and Turkana; some of the once most notorious warring communities in Kenya.
Loroupe has been Unicef goodwill ambassador, and Oxfam ambassador for peace.
OUR PROGRAMMES HAVE CHANGED MANY LIVES
Many pastoralist people have adapted alternative means of livelihoods, embraced education and trade with other communites,
with many children in pastoralist tribes going to school.
Many reformed warriors have been turned athletes–taking part in major track events within and outside Kenya. Several have embraced farming and many others educate their children.
Revisit the 2014 Tegla Loroupe Kapenguria Peace Race
PEACE – OUR CORE GOAL
HORN OF AFRICA REGION – WHY THERE IS RECURRENT CONFLICT
The Horn of Africa Region is known over the whole world for unending conflicts, hunger, child abuse, disease and extreme poverty. Communities are armed, while organized groups attack and steal from vulnerable tribes and people...
ENDING CATTLE RUSTLING IN BARINGO
Read about the conflict and our initiative to end it for good.
A conflict that has recurred over the past half century, evolving into a war over resources inflamed by proliferation of sophisticated arms and is now threatening to tear a region apart.