S’bongiseni Vilakazi, our Managing Director in South Africa, recently attended the Laureus Sport for Good summit in South Africa.
S'bo at the Laureus Sport for Good summit in South Africa
The workshop incorporated lessons about life skills, tips for making sessions interesting, and the importance of innovation and creativity.
S’bo learned a lot from the workshop to better the Leadership Development Program in South Africa:
“…The heart of our impact lies in leadership development. It was therefore quite useful to explore with other organisations what leadership development through sport means for us. The session on defining leadership development pathways helped me to think about a matter that is of great importance to PPI – SA.”
Read more from S’bo on the Laureus blog.
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This week, we at PPI-NI are proud to welcome PPI-Cyprus to Belfast. In getting a taste of what Northern Ireland has to offer and a chance to see PPI-NI in action, the Cyprus team will be nothing short of busy.
Team Cyprus visiting City Hall
Upon the arrival of “Team Cyprus” yesterday, the PPI-NI staff briefed them on what our work is like in Northern Ireland and how their situation in Cyprus was comparable. It was an eye opening conversation that gave all of us here in NI an enlightened view on the divisions that encompass the two communities in Cyprus and the work being done by PPI-CY. Afterwards, we took a joint trip to Stormont, the parliament building for Northern Ireland. PPI-NI board member Jim Fitzpatrick gave the group a tour of the building and an insiders view into the Northern Ireland political scene. It was the first experience of Stormont for the Cypriot staff but also some of the local PPI-NI staff as well. By seeing where the local government operates and decisions that affect our work are made, it was a positive experience for both teams.
For the next three days, both PPI teams will be engaging in primary school twinnings, conflict resolution workshops, teambuilding activities and a bit of Northern Irish site seeing. We at PPI-NI could not be more pleased to be hosting PPI-Cyprus and are excited for the week ahead. While the language of division is common to Cyprus and Northern Ireland, so too is the ambition and progressive attitudes of PPI’s staff in both locations, working towards shared futures.
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