12 participants at the Forum on Productive Youth Development through Sport in Africa took a few minutes to give us exclusive interviews!
Interview with Cocky Van Dam, Moving the Goalposts Kilifi
Cocky Van Dam draws a comparison between the perception of football for girls and women in the Netherlands and in Kenya.
Interview with Dorkas Amakobe, Moving the Goalposts
Dorkas Amakobe talks about the potential of sport to reduce stigma towards people with disabilities, and to enable them to showcase their abilities to the community.
Interview with Maqulate Atieno, Mathare Youth Sports Association
Maqulate Atieno discusses the similarities and differences between the roles of teachers and sports coaches.
Interview with Martin Barnard, Alive & Kicking
Martin Barnard provides a short insight on how sport can further generate opportunities for African youth.
Interview with Pierre Bataille, APAID
Pierre Bataille emphasises that disabilities are created by the community and the social environment, and considers sport as a strong vehicle to interrogate these social constructions.
Interview with Gbané Ousmane
Gbané Ousmane describes how youths take part in sensitisation campaigns against HIV/AIDS within his organisation.
Interview with Isaac Angbo, Fédération Ivoirienne de Judo et Disciplines Assimilées (FIJDA)
Isaac Angbo considers sports as a unifying factor within post-conflict situations, and insists on the appropriate timing of sports interventions in this area (interview in French).
Interview with Yomi Kuku, Search and Groom
Yomi Kuku considers sportive youths as “better learners” who are in a better position to voice their rights within their society.
Interview with Saa Moses Lamin, Youth in Action Sierra Leone
Saa Moses Lamin talks about the positive values vehicled by football such as tolerance, respect and cooperation.
Interview with Oscar Mwaanga, Solent University
Oscar Mwaanga reflects on the cultural context in which debates on sport and gender are taking place.
Interview with Roma Traore, Coaching for Hope
Roma Traore talks about the health benefits of regular sports activities.
Inusah Yakubu, ACRO Ghana
Inusah Yakubu talks about how his organisation (re-)builds links between ex-offenders and their communities in Tamalé, Ghana.