Rise Above is an illustrated book that tells the stories of refugees in sports. The objective is to promote equality, sport-based education, and refugee empowerment. This picture book will carry a message of unity, peace, triumph and hope. Through it, refugee young people will have concrete examples of others from similar circumstances who have overcome extreme obstacles and gone on to thrive. They will know that they too, can rise above the label of “refugee.”
Written by Ghina Chahwan and Illustrated by Christel Saneh, both IOC Young Leaders.