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Germany Invites Young People from Africa and the Middle East to Youth Leadership Camp

March 27th, 2014

News from Berlin – Yesterday, UN Special Adviser on Sports for Development and Peace, Willi Lemke introduced the Youth Leadership Camp in the Maritim Hotel Berlin. The camp is part of the Youth Leadership-Program of the United Nations Office on Sports for Development and Peace and organized by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, the German Olympic Sports Confederation and the German Society for International Cooperation.

Until April 3rd, 30 young people from 13 different countries across Africa and the Middle East - who show a high engagement in sports and youth organizations in their home countries - participate in the 2-weeks seminar at Germany’s largest Olympic training centre in Kienbaum. Through the combination of theoretical and practical units, the participants gain knowledge about leading and social skills with topics such as the inclusion of disabled people through sports, team building or strengthening women and girls through sports. Organizations such as IPC, International Paralympic Committee or ALBA Berlin support the Camp with experts from various fields.

Aim of the camp is the education of young community sport role models and the contribution to their personal development. Besides this, the sports programs in their home countries will improve in terms of quality. Hence, the camp contributes to a positive change of African and Middle Eastern countries by developing and educating the younger generations.

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