KLABU: The foundation helping refugees through sport
We are living in turbulent times right now.
There are over 24 million refugees worldwide at the moment, a staggeringly high number that is the most since World War II. The harsh reality for many of these people – half of which are under the age of 18 – is a life with long days in camps where there is very little to do. This, in combination with the horrors of the countries that they have fled from, is one of the realest tragedies facing humankind today.
One foundation combatting the issue is KLABU, a new organisation whose name is taken from the Swahili word for ‘club.’ Earlier this year, KLABU built it’s first sports club, located in northern Kenya, that provides sports equipment and access to sport that the thousands of refugees here haven’t had previously.
As a fundraising effort to help improve the good work they have already start, KLABU has released a rather stunning football-inspired collection, with colourful jerseys and sportswear being involved in a collection that embodies all the positivity of the foundation.
Photography by Coco Olakunle
The design of the home and away shirts, shorts and socks symbolises key elements of African craft, and the contemporary, stylish result, is a shirt that can double-up as streetwear, too. Admirably, 100% of the sales from this collection will go back into the foundation, with the Amsterdam-based founders fully aware of the positive effect that more access to sport can have in this communities.
To grab a piece of this collection and help an inspiring movement, head to www.klabu.org.