Global Youth Summit 2012
In August 2012, 50 youth from across Canada and Western and Francophone Africa, met in Kigali, Rwanda for Right To Play’s first Global Youth Summit. Made possible with funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), delegates crossed cultural and geographical boundaries to engage in experiential workshops elevating youth dialogue on Sport for Development.
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As part of the Summit, two representatives from the Remix Project, a non-profit that offers young people from disadvantaged communities the opportunity to learn about and create media projects, attended the conference to capture the unique experience through video, photos and one-on-one interviews. Afterwards, Remix Project student Beza Getachew edited and produced the documentary called Kickin’ it in Kigali: Global Youth Summit 2012.
About the Global Youth Summit
Canadian students from 17 Universities joined youth delegates from Benin, Ghana, Rwanda, Mali and Liberia, all of whom represent Right To Play in their respective communities. This rare chance gave delegates the opportunity to visit Right To Play’s projects, to hear from program implementing partners including UNICEF, and provided delegates with the tools necessary to become active global leaders.
With the growing support of schools, universities, teachers, and school administrators across Canada, the Right To Play Canadian National Office takes pride in empowering students to be the leaders of tomorrow. It is Right To Play’s goal to educate students on the Sport for Development and Peace movement, so they can raise funds and awareness in their schools and communities to support Right To Play’s programs around the world. With 23 Canadian Universities and College clubs dedicated to supporting the organization, students from coast to coast are already making a positive impact on children affected by poverty, war and disease. For a full list of participating schools, visit our College and University Club page here.
Upon completion of The Summit, delegates returned to their community with a greater understanding of leadership in Sport for Development and Peace, which allowed them to implement their personalized action plans.
Rebecca Joy, a delegate from Canada, remarked “I first started volunteering with Right To Play because I heard about their unique use of using play to educate and thought it was a great idea. Now that I have seen the programs in action, I believe in Right To Play’s mission and want to help more than ever: the positive impact play has on individuals and communities is something you cannot easily measure—it’s limitless”
Right To Play aims to host a Global Youth Summit every two years to continue promoting youth leadership and enhancing the discussion of sport for development around the world. If you would like to learn more please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Right To Play University & College Summit 2013!
As part of our commitment to Canadian youth and education – and to support and encourage these students in their quest for success, Right To Play will be hosting a University & College Club Summit at YMCA’s Geneva Park in Orillia, Ontario from August 24th to 30th 2013 for student leaders across Canada.
The Right To Play University & College Club Summit will be a week-long leadership conference on sport for development and peace, at which the delegates will build on public-speaking and club management skills, engage in Sport for Development discussions and have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and implement a sport for development project. Click here for the application form. Applications are due March 22nd 2013, please email forms to email@example.com
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