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East Africa Cup – creating friendships that transcend class, religion and language

East Africa Cup – creating friendships that transcend class, religion and language

One week in Moshi, one year in the community – a video highlights the potential for the upcoming tournament to contribute to the social and economic development of East Africa.



Every year, in the last week of June, over 1,000 young people meet in Tanzania’s north-eastern city of Moshi, near the border with Kenya. For many participants it is the first time they will cross an international border; for some, it will be the first time they’ve even left their village.

The event is far more than just a sports tournament. In addition to football, volleyball and sitting volleyball, each day begins with seminars. Participants are provided with education, awareness and leadership training and are equipped with knowledge on a wide-range of issues such as HIV/AIDS, peace-building and conflict resolution.

The tournament welcomes members of all ethnic and religious groups and attracts a high number of female participants. Once they return home, participants are expected to share their experiences with their communities and use the skills learnt to contribute to the social and economic development of the region.

Watch the video to find out more.

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Paul Hunt

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Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 23:00