The Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation signed the agreement with FIBA ©World Taekwondo

The Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Foundation to work together on helping refugees through their sports.

It was signed at a ceremony at the World Taekwondo office in Lausanne with FIBA secretary general Andreas Zagklis and the THF chair Chungwon Choue both putting the pen to paper.

As part of the MoU, the FIBA Foundation will assist the THF in organising the 2023 Hope and Dreams Sport Festival, which is due to be held in the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan on March 1.

During this, refugees from the Azraq and the Zaatari camp will be able to practise basketball and taekwondo.

Basketball will be introduced to the refugees through the partnership ©Getty Images
Basketball will be introduced to the refugees through the partnership ©Getty Images

"The THF and FIBA Foundation share many of the same values and we are completely aligned in our vision of using sport to contribute to social change," said Choue.

"We all have a responsibility to do what we can to address the refugee crisis and the THF for many years has seen how sport empowers and brings hope and joy to those who need it most.

"We are excited to collaborate with the FIBA Foundation, exchanging ideas and knowledge for the benefit of refugees and displaced persons around the world."

Zagklis also noted the work FIBA had been doing with their Basketball For Good projects, with an aim of improving this alongside the THF.

The THF was set up in 2016 by Choue, who also serves as President of World Taekwondo.