Ecuador is now living an unprecedented migration flow of people fleeing from Colombia and Venezuela. According to Ecuador’s International Affairs Office, Ecuador is a transit country from the 1 million people that entered in the country, approx. 400.000 have settled down, leaving a great number of families facing exclusion, xenophobia, and lack of opportunities. As a result, regions located at the north of Ecuador present high levels of refugee population including children and youth, most of them living in vulnerable conditions and do not have access to a good education and physical activity.
The project “Points that tear down barriers” uses table tennis as a vehicle of integration of Venezuelan, Colombian migrant, and refugee youth with the Ecuadorian community who is also living under difficult conditions in the North.
Target 10.2: By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status