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  • No Longer an Orphan.

    Ziad became an orphan when his entire family was killed when an indiscriminate Israeli bomb killed his entire family last year. The fear and shock of that trauma and its horrible consequences cannot be over-stated on a child. Ziad was placed in an SOS village in Gaza where PACES has had an active and successful program for a few years. Though initially reluctant to participate, and always wanting to be […]

  • PACES boys at the West Asian Football Cup

    As part of the preparations for the West Asian Football Cup and the qualifying rounds for the U16 Asia Football Cup, the Palestinian Football Association called up 33 boys to take part in the preparation camp that was held at the Jericho International Stadium between the 22nd and the 27th of June 2015. As with the U16 and U14 national girls teams in both Palestine and Jordan,PACES boys have been […]

  • Jordan crowned champions of the 2015 AFC U-14 Girls’ Regional Championship

    After the success of PACES girls with Palestine national team at the Arab U-17 Women’s Cup, Jordan’s U-14 girls team has just achieved an astonishing result at the AFC U-14 Girls’ Regional Championship for the West Zone that was held in Manama – Bahrain. The Nashama girls of Jordan were crowned champions on Friday ahead of UAE as runners up and Palestine in 3rd place. The 8 girls from PACES displayed excellent […]

  • The rise of Ghazat Hashem

    Ghazat Hashem’s one of PACES teams in Jordan, started its adventure two years ago in the Jordanian Basketball League for the juniors U13 division. In their first year they didn’t have any chance in competing with the other teams. While last year they managed to shine and qualify for the Elite Cup and got fourth place after a long marathon in which they played 20 matches, won 16 and lost […]

  • PACES & Italy Summer of 2007

    “PACES helped me kick-start my journey in Basketball, and I will forever be thankful to the team and coaches who got me to where I am today.” Said Raymond Al Ghawali, an 18 year old young man from Bethlehem, Palestine. In 2006 and when he was 10 years old, Raymond joined PACES’ basketball program. “We were very excited to join since we knew it will help us acquire different skills”, […]

  • A 9 day trek to Annapurna Base camp in support of PACES

    A team of 6 dedicated individuals had just completed a 9 day trek to the Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal to Support the PACES Gaza Appeal. Deema, Amr, Zeina, Tarek, Alaa and Leila climbed up to 4100m in the Himalayas. A 9-day trek to the Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal was one of the most fulfilling and enriching achievements the team has experienced to date. Not only were they embarking […]

  • PACES Hassan Ayoub joins the Palestinian Youth National Team

    Hassan Ayoub is a 15-year-old boy, who enrolled in the PACES program in Ein Al Hilwe refugee camp three years ago. Hassan caught our attention very quickly with his outstanding technique, leadership skill and his ability to control games. In 2012, he was one of the best players and was chosen to represent PACES in The Gothia Cup in Sweden. Hassan kept on improving and was asked to start training […]

  • Special Moments at Istanbul airport

    After our successful participation at the Norway Cup, and the wonderful support we received from the people in Oslo, it was time to bid farewell to our new friends and to head home. PACES U14 team from Lebanon had a 5-hour transit time at Istanbul airport. After walking around the airport, we decided to rest and have a bite to eat.. All 12 children sat around a table enjoying different […]