Who we are
A Distinct Identity
LEGA PACE is a non-profit association dedicated to supporting cultural or sports initiatives in conflict areas.
LEGA PACE is intended to act outside any political agenda, regardless of ethnic or religious affiliation, in the context of strong tensions, wherever individuals aspire, through collective practice of sport and the idea of culture, to claim a share of joy and autonomy.
What we do
A Will to Act
Our ambition is to provide logistical and financial support to projects that bring together men and women for whom the practice of sport and the field of culture are vectors of emancipation. Men and women for whom the practice of sport and the most fertile idea of culture, in contexts marked by political violence or the weight of the clan order, represents a source of joy, autonomy and openness to the world
Making A Difference
The first project that Lega Pace has chosen to focus on is a women's softball team based in the Gaza Strip.
This past year, Lega Pace was able to provide substantial training equipment for these young Palestinian women and their coach.
Today, the organization is working on the visit of two professionals trainers to Gaza and in the future the visit of the young women team and their coach to Paris for a one-week internship in partnership with the French Federation of Baseball & Softball.
The story of Lega Pace started when founder Laura Layousse read an article about women in the Gaza Strip playing Softball with homemade equipment. Sympathetic to their creativity but also their will to change mentalities, she reached out to the French & International Baseball and Softball federations in order to help her to provide equipment that could improve their practice of this discipline. Thanks to the federations a 125 kg of equipment were sent to the club. Today, the Palestine Federation of Baseball & Softball is growing fast including men and kids on top of the 80 women practicing every day. Lega Pace aims to keep on providing equipment to all the members of the federation.
Professionalize the Game
Lega Pace's goal is to help the Palestinian Federation of Baseball & Softball to improve their practice and understating of this Sport. For this, we are putting together a trip of Baseball & Softball professionals on site to train players to be able to teach the sport and to acquire the level of International competitions. This training will be followed by a one week internship with the French Federation of Baseball & Softball in Paris for 19 players and their coach in Paris.
At Lega Pace, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts for the projects we look after. The Palestinian Federation organizes men and women championships and why don't we take them to the next level? The team's dream is to attend the Tokyo Olympics and represent not only Palestine but also fearless women whom seek for emancipation around the world.