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I am the founder of Sports and Social Change, a cause marketing and social enterprise consulting firm with a focus on using sports to address social issues. We create nonprofit/for-profit partnerships, design marketing campaigns and corporate social responsibility programs, and help sports entrepreneurs grow their business through the triple bottom line philosophy of people - planet - profit.
I am originally from Trinidad and Tobago. I am currently an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher to adults and I also tutor children in Miami. Prior to that, I taught English in Daejeon, South Korea to children and teenagers. I have always loved sport, particularly football (soccer) so becoming involved with an organisation like Malalo, which uses sport to get youth off the streets, was an incredible opportunity for me. As an ESL teacher with an academic background in International Relations, I always try to incorporate global themes wherever possible in my classes.
In the past I was working in projects of social integration that were targeting, first of all, Roma children and their families. I had the opportunity to make assessments in Montenegro where I was then working in projects targeting Roma IDPs coming from Kosovo. I was then working in Serbia in projects of emergency, projects of decentralized cooperation, projects targeting Roma people, local and economic development etc. In Serbia I was working as country coordinator and I was involved in all the project cycle, from the assessment to the implementation. I was working, as consultant, in public local offices. I have the capacity to organize, to work in a team and to work under pressure respecting deadlines.
+ B.Sc. of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, University of Tabriz, 2007. + M.Sc. of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, Sport Management, University of Tehran, 2011. + Ph.D. in Planning & Sport Management, University of Tehran, 2018. - Head of Mothers Committee at Qazvin Province Sport for All Council. - University Lecturer. - Sports Coach.
Master of Public Health in Physical Activity at George Washington University, Graduate Assistant, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Certified USA Triathlon Coach, Masters Swimming Coach, 2015 USA Triathlon Age Group Qualifier, 2013 Half Ironman All World Athlete & World Championship Qualifer
Born in Zimbabwe and bred in Cape Town, South Africa, my passion, expertise and experience is in sport for development and peace. I currently operate as a specialist consultant in this sector, working for the international platform on sport and development as well as a range of other influential local and international actors.
A seasoned advisor in sport for social change, education for development as well adolescence and youth programming. Vast experience in PE & sport, sport Administration I have experience around project management, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. (worked for the UN family as well international non governmental organization on sport and education respectively targeting adolescents
Dr. Elizabeth Odera, was knighted with the medal of French Order of Youth and Sports by the French Government and The Head of State Commendation (HSC) from the Government of Kenya, for her ground breaking work in using various sport to promote health and education of more than 11,000 youth annually. A Board Member at Sadili Oval, Liz now works as a global S&D management consultant, and public speaker.
I am CEO and co-Founder of Goal Click, a global media and photography project, helping people understand each other through football. Goal Click finds individuals and organisations from every country in the world to tell stories about what football means to them and their country - all using one disposable analogue camera.
Katharina is a Sport Scientist and worked for the German Paralympic Sport Federation, Section of Lower-Saxony from 2010 - 2015. Since April 2015 she joined the UNESCO Chair "Transforming the Lives of People with Disabilities, their Families and Communities through Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness" at the Institute of Technology in Tralee, Ireland.