Celebrating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

08/11/14

To commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, migrants under IOM care  organized an activity series called SAGE:  Sports, Arts, and Games Exhibition, in May and June 2014. SAGE was designed to promote a sense of belonging and social connectivity, as well as, to bolster the use of recreational activities as a positive coping mechanism for displaced populations of different nationalities in Indonesia.

Over 50 migrants of various nationalities competed in 5 events: chess, ludo board game, carom, futsal, and table tennis.

A representative of the SAGE organizing committee had this to say after a successful 2-month SAGE run:
“SAGE was enriching and rewarding, a wonderful opportunity to cross over cultural boundaries among people of different nations and religions towards multi-racial connections and friendships”.