Malanga Jeff Mposha
I am Malanga Jeff Mposha who is the founder of LifeSkills Development Foundation which a Zambia NGO focusing on using the mobising power of sport to address social development issues affecting young people in our target communities. Among the social development issues that are addressed include Sexual Reproductive Health Rights Education for Adolescent boys, girls and women, HIV/AIDS, Youth Unemployment and Youth Leadership Development. Through my 12 years of experience in the field of development through sport, I have gained skills in the fields listed below. - Sports Event Management - NGO Management - Project Design and Development - Strategic planning - Monitoring and evaluation - Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and HIV/AIDS - Proposal writing and Development - Resource mobilization and Fundraising
Kavelle Deonanan is the Sport Development Officer for the Ready & Able Project within the Trinidad & Tobago Alliance for Sport and Physical Education. She is currently balancing responsibilities as TTASPE's Ready & Able Officer, a UTT degree student, and a Southern United Volleyball player. She is majoring in Sport for Development and Sport Management. Her philosophy on life stems strongly from the Albert Einstein quote - "Strange is our situation here on Earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men – above all those upon whose smiles and well – being our own happiness depends." She has realized that her time will be spent in sports, being an instrument of purpose, change, good morals & values, and +ve vibes.
Andre is the co-founder of the Trinidad and Tobago Alliance for Sport and Physical Education, and strongly believes that sport has an inherent ability to expose and enhance the core of our humanity. Andre has several years experience in Sport administration and coaching and currently lectures at the Academy of Sport and Leisure Studies. Previously he lectured part-time at the University of the West Indies, Certificate in Physical Education and Health Studies and Arts and Science of Coaching. He also serves on several committees both locally and internationally including the National Anti-Doping Steering Committee, CARICOM Physical Education Advisory Committee and the Advisory Board of Physical Education Central. Most recently Andre has accepted the role of supporting the Commonwealth Games Association of Canada in the capacity of Program and Partnership Officer for the Caribbean Region
I joined the Trinidad and Tobago Alliance for Sport and Physical Education team in 2007 as their administrative assistant and since then has been an instrumental to the organization and flow of their team and projects. I played competitive football and tennis in Secondary School and stays fit through my love of hiking.
I Joined TTASPE as a Sport for Development Officer to work with the Youth Friendly Healthy Spaces Project. I did my Undergraduate studies at University of the West Indies, St. Augustine in Literature and Psychology. Currently I am pursuing an International Masters in Sports for Development at the University of Trinidad & Tobago. Amara is the youngest member of the class and hopes to graduate in 2012. As a former volunteer at the Cyril Ross Home for children with HIV and AIDS and the Sixth Form Association, I identified the need for children and youth to express themselves through play, physical activity and sport. “Sport is the toy department of human life” Howard Cosell. As the Sport Development Officer for the YFHS Project I am able to marry my passion with my work profession.
Mark Mungal is the president and co-founder of the Trinidad & Tobago Alliance for Sport and Physical Education. Before taking up responsibilities as Regional Coordinator of the Australian Caribbean Community Sport Development Program in July 2003 he served as a Teacher Educator in the Physical Education Department at Corinth Teachers’ College in South Trinidad. He has also been a part-time lecturer at the Sport and Physical Education Department of the University of the West Indies and played a lead role in the development of sport for development programs at the Academy of Sports and Leisure at the University of Trinidad and Tobago. Mark continues to serve the Caribbean as the Regional Coordinator of the Australian Sport Outreach Program; Regional Coordinator of the International Alliance for Youth Sport and Member of the CARICOM Physical Education and Sport Advisory Committee.