From the foundation’s work in promoting peace through sports in refugee camps in Kenya, It was discovered that there were very many talented athletes in the camp but they had no options to further their careers. Ambassador Tegla Loroupe therefore decided to speak with Thomas Bach, The President of the International Olympic Committee, about the possibility of creating a refugee team, as a joint initiative with the United Nations Refugee Agency. This led to the establishment of a training centre for refugee athletes in Ngong (within the outskirts of Nairobi), and five of the refugee athletes from South Sudan made it to the Refugee Olympic Team in Rio 


These athletes were victims of unimaginable hardship, forced to leave their homes in South Sudan, and united under with other refugees from around the globe under a single flag so as to participate at the 2015 Rio Olympics . The IOC President Thomas Bach called them “a symbol of hope” in a time of crisis. 

Anjelina Nadai Lohalith

South Sudan, 1500m

Rose Nathike Lokonyen

South Sudan, 800m

James Nyang Chiengjiek

South Sudan, 400m

Yiech Pur Biel

South Sudan, 800m

Paulo Amotun Lokoro:

South Sudan, 1500m



“Where there is unity there is always Victory” 

T – together

– everyone

A – achieves 

M – more 

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The training camp is located in Ngong town along Oloolua Road Close to Anita Home. It has a high altitude running track some 2,400 meters (7,875 feet) above sea level, and is about 40 kilometres (25 miles) southwest of Nairobi