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Rahele Asemani

‘Impossible is Possible,’ says Ex-Refugee Olympian

Every Olympic athlete’s road is long and hard – but Raheleh Asemani’s was longer and harder than most. In fact, for a time, it looked as if her Rio dreams would be shattered on the rocks of nationality. The Iranian-born Asemani fled her native land for Belgium in 2012. The refugee arrived in Belgium on […]

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THF, City of Paris & FFTDA sign agreement

THF and the City of Paris signed Common Agreement

The Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF), the City of Paris and the French Taekwondo Federation (FFTDA) signed a Common Agreement on the 29th of January on the occasion of the 25th World Men’s Handball Championships in Paris, France. The agreement was signed by Dr. Chungwon Choue, President of WTF and THF, Mrs. Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of […]

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Baku GP Final White Cards for Peace

Global Taekwondo Champs hold up ‘White Cards for Peace’

BAKU, Azerbaijan (Dec. 10, 2016) – The World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final 2016, held in this city on the Caspian Sea concluded with a powerful message of support for the “Peace Through Sport” movement: all medallists held up white cards on the podium. The white card is a symbolic gesture of commitment to peace efforts […]

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Huamin pledges USD 600000 to THF

Chinese Charity pledges USD 600,000 to Establish Refugee Taekwondo Academies

SEOUL, Korea (Dec. 5, 2016) – China’s Huamin Charity Foundation has committed to donate USD600,000 to the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation, or THF, and the World Taekwondo Federation, or WTF, to establish taekwondo academies for refugee children. The money will be used to establish purpose-built taekwondo facilities in Jordan, Rwanda and Ethiopia over the next three […]

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Peace & Sport signs MOU with THF and WTF

THF, WTF and Peace and Sport Sign Partnership Agreement

The Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF), the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), and Peace and Sport (P&S) have signed an agreement to join forces to promote taekwondo as a tool for social development. The memorandum of understanding was signed by WTF and THF President Chungwon Choue, and by P&S President Joel Bouzou. It has a duration of […]

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THF Challenge launch

International Fundraising Campaign Kicks off to Assist Refugees

BURNABY, Canada (Nov. 20, 2016) – The “Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation Challenge” got off to a flying start at the 2016 WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championships in Burnaby, Canada, raising US$6,545 to empower refugees. “This fund-raising campaign offers taekwondo practitioners, dojangs and associations worldwide the chance to do good,” said THF and WTF President Chungwon Choue. […]

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Rwanda, THF and WTF sign MOU

“Taekwondo is not a Federation, it’s a Family”

BURNABY, Canada (Nov. 17, 2016) – Taekwondo and related humanitarian programs in Rwanda are set to receive a significant boost. The Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation, or THF, and the World Taekwondo Federation, or WTF, today signed an MOU with the Rwanda Taekwondo Federation to promote humanitarian initiatives as well as peace and development activities. “We are […]

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THF & City of Burnaby sign MOU

THF Signs MOU with Burnaby City

BURNABY, Canada (November 16, 2016) – The Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Burnaby City – host city of the 2016 WTF World Taekwondo Junior Championships, to advance the City and Foundation’s shared goals of empowering refugees by providing educational opportunities, improving quality of life, and setting refugees on a […]

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Another Facet of Sport- The Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation is Founded in Lausanne

Gone are the stereotypes about sport. It should not only be seen as a way of improving one’s health but also as a gateway to integration, education and respect. Sport plays an important role in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Kiara Palomino, Simona Hristova, Young Reporters at UNOG Not only does sport […]

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Prince Hassan bin Talal visits Azraq Taekwondo Academy

Azraq Academy in Jordan Gets Royal Seal of Approval

(October 11, 2016) – The WTF-THF Taekwondo Academy in the Azraq Refugee Camp welcomed a royal visitor last week: Jordanian Prince Hassan bin Talal. On October 5, the prince inspected the facility, which houses refugees from war-torn Syria, and watched male and female taekwondo students being put through their paces. He was also fully briefed […]

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