Fodbold. Fuβball. Pêl-droed. Sokker. Zúqiú. Soccer.
Soccer is an international pastime and Luma Mufleh has used it as a stepping-stone to foster harmony and order in the lives of Clarkston, Georgia’s refugee children; children who have witnessed the worst of our modern age.
Born in Amman, Jordan, Mufleh moved to Atlanta a year and a half after graduating from Smith College. One day, as she drove down a street in Clarkston, she happened upon a group of young boys playing soccer in the street. “They played without some of the most basic equipment–but they played for the sheer enjoyment of the game–something that reminded [her] of home,” she said.