Experiences from the UNOSDP Youth Camp
The UNOSDP Youth Leadership camp in Doha concluded on the 19th of January. The Camp educated and empowered 29 young sports leaders from sub-Saharan Africa and the Palestinian Territory to become active teachers and role models to address social issues in their communities through sport. The pilot was deemed a success by organisers and participants, alike, and will be replicated in the future. Excited by the recent memories, some of the participants were eager to share their experience with the sportanddev platform.
"the work I have been doing has been recognized"
Samantha Lukonde, a Youth Leader spearheading the Youth Advocacy program at NOWSPAR in Zambia, mentioned that participating in the Camp was very special and a privilege for her. “It means that the work I have been doing has been recognized and has made an impact in the lives of others” she said.
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"once in a lifetime" experience
WhizzKids United's Khumza Buthelezi considered his participation as an "once in a lifetime" experience. He stated that he looks forward to applying what he learnt. “My goal is to engage the youth’s parents more and further promote WKU and the Health Academy’s services due to the YLC. Thanks to UNOSDP, Aspire, and everyone who made the camp a truly incredible experience!”
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adapting sporting events
Ghada Baboun, nominated by the Scort Foundation to attend the Youth Leadership Camp in Doha, also stated that participating in the Camp was a great experience for her. “What I really liked was acquiring skills in fostering the integration of people with a disability and without a disability” she said.
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"enjoyable and rewarding days without a doubt"
At the same time, Leandro Olvech, Deputy Executive Director for Development at the ITTF, who ran a practical session during the UNOSDP Youth Leadership Camp stated "I was probably the one who learned the most, camp members told their stories and explained their best practices, enjoyable and rewarding days without a doubt.”
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