At the occasion of the 2010 FIFA world cup, the sport for social change network (sscn) supported by youth development through football and Nike, and in partnership with sport and recreation South Africa seek to have representatives from their partner countries to be a part of the excitement and hype of the world’s greatest sport event, the 2010 FIFA world cup.
In the occasion there was an establishment of an African Youth Forum that consisted of representatives from the sports for social change network and youth development through football partner countries. The forum was envisaged to encourage local youth led initiatives. It was a platform for discussions, exchange and decision making to youth from the represented countries which will form a component of the sport for social change network.”My presence as a representative not only for my organization, Vijana Amani Pamoja but for my country Kenya was a huge impact and great benefit. I had an opportunity to showcase and explain to my colleagues the impact of our work with the schools and the communities in my country Kenya.Additionally; i also exchanged ideas, networked and learnt alot from my colleagues on what they are doing in their respective countries. The knowledge that I got from the forum will stir up my work and will add alot of impact to my organization back at home. I thank all the donors who have contributed generously through global giving for making our organization achieve alot not only at home in Kenya but also becoming a global example to the rest of the world’s like-minded organizations.”Said Eligious Basil, a peer educator with Vijana Amani Pamoja.
The vision of the forum was to have the realization of social and economic well being for Africa through sport for social change and its mission was to support and participate in the realization of a sustainable sport for social change market place where youth and the broader society benefit society and community.
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