Ludus Athletics Reaches Out to Afghan Refugees

Ludus Atheltics is a new sports clothing line founded and run by Hamed Wardak. The brand works to provide high quality, state-of-the-art sports apparel that is both eco-friendly and socially conscious.

The company explained that the word ‘Ludus’ was used often in ancient Roman culture. In Latin, Ludus means ‘play’, ‘game’, ‘sport’ and ‘training’. Ludus also refers to a gladiator training school. The ‘Ludus Magnus’ means the Great Gladitorial Training School in Rome.

The brand was launched in an event in L.A. last month. Hosts and guests included Pam Omidyar, author Khaled Hosseini, Mozhdah Jamalzadah and many others. Actress Angelina Jolie relayed a video message at the event as well.

“There are few disasters that rival the devastation caused by the flooding last year in Pakistan. For decades, UNHCR’s role in Pakistan has been to assist Afghan refugees, but faced with an emergency of this magnitude, it was clear we had to join the relief effort,” said Vincent Cochetel,  the UNHCR Representative for the United States and the Caribbean at the event.

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