The Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation has released a video featuring two Syrian sisters ©THF

The Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) has released a video highlighting the case of two Syrian sisters who have taken up the sport.

Rayan and Zeinab Sleiman both practice the martial art at the Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan, due to the THF's work.

The THF's mission is to teach taekwondo and stage educational programmes with refugees and displaced people around the world.

"I would like to be a world champion," said Rayan.

"I want people to wonder how a little girl was able to discover taekwondo and defend herself." 

Both sisters fled the conflict in Syria more than a year ago.

A taewkondo academy has been set up in Azraq, with THF projects also up and running in Turkey, Rwanda, Djibouti and Nepal.

"I heard my mum say there were taekwondo classes for boys," Zeinab said.

"She wanted to enrol my brother and asked if there was one for girls too."

The Academy trains youngsters at Azraq four times a week.

World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue officially announced his plan to establish the THF in his speech at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, on the 2015 International Day of Peace.