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Tariq Mohammed is a certified squash coach who has played and coached squash at several elite prep schools, colleges and universities in the United States. During 2003-2004, he served as a United Nations Volunteer in Uganda to foster peace and human development. He has a Masters in Education with a specialization in coaching.
Growing up between Europe and Singapore, I have always been interested in using sport as a tool for international development, cooperation, or a tool for social progress to human welfare. My academic background combines Sports Management with Peace, Conflict and Development studies. On a professional and volunteer level, have had the opportunities to learn and grow through different organisations namely, UFOLEP, ENGSO Youth, ISCA, CNOSF, CoE, Decathlon, UNOSDP, Peace and Sport, streetfootballworld. I now putting my efforts in the development of the Field Programs of the ITTF Foundation.
As a aport policy consultant working for governments across the Middle East and Africa I recognize the power of sport to provide opportunity and act as an agent for economic and social change. I also focus on the power of potential and the use of education, technology and mentoring to develop athletes through Imagine Champions, a purpose based organisation supporting and connecting young athletes across the globe through our mobile and web enabled 'Imagine' learning and development programme and knowledge sharing platform.
Was a soccer player, and a leader of the Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA). Mathare is a sprawling slum in Nairobi, and host to some of Kenya's most difficult challenges with urban youth that arise from rampant poverty, including starvation, homelessness, unemployment, HIV/AIDS, and violence, among other problems. MYSA has used sports to provide hope to several of these youth, some of whom are now on athletic and academic scholarships in universities across the world. Mathare United FC, a team formed from youth in these slums, is now one of Kenya's best soccer teams, and contributes a majority of players to the national team, Harambee Stars.
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.
Neeraj kumar Mehra
Working as Research Officer with Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India.Formerly worked as Lecturer (Teaching of Health & Physical Education) with State Council of Educational Research & Training, Delhi and Project Officer with Organising Committee Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010