Laureus Sport for Good Summit Recap

This week’s blog by PPI-CY is written by Cyprus Managing Director, Jale Canlıbalık, who shares about her recent trip to Germany to participate in the Laureus Sport for Good Summit 2016. 

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Having some fun with people from across the world!

I was very fortunate to be invited to attend the Laureus Sport for Good Global Summit in Heidelberg, Germany this month where I got to meet other Laureus supported sports organizations. Laureus is a global sports-based charity that works to improve the lives of young people–a perfect match with PPI. During the summit we were given the opportunity to reflect on our own work and meet with like-minded organizations and share our best practices.

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Neta and Duha leading the group

Throughout the summit, I was fortunate enough to meet some really inspirational youth who have overcome their own hardships and barriers to become mentors and exemplary leaders in their own communities. Our own PPI-ME leaders Duha Nemmire and Neta Daniel also took to the stage and talked about how PPI impacted their own lives and how important sport for good organizations are. These two young leaders are so inspiring!

During the three day summit, Laureus also presented their new strategy and vision for the future whilst also looking at the trends for shaping sport for development over the coming years. To say this is an exciting time would be an understatement! We also had the chance to attend different workshops led by expert facilitators in the fields of fundraising, strategy development, leadership development and gender. 

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PPI Family

However it wasn’t all theory; we were also taken to the local football pitch to see practical skills some organizations use for their own communities.  Here PPI-SA representatives Nasiphi Khafu and Sbahle Mikhize facilitated a session on the court and engaged with the attendees on the topic of teamwork while showing practical skills to illustrate the importance of communication and collaboration.

In total 180 people from 35 different countries came together as well as Laureus Ambassador recently retired WNBA star Tamika Catchings. The Laureus Sport for Good Summit 2016 was held in partnership with the Dietmar Hopp Foundation, a charitable foundation dedicated to the developments of projects in sport, education, social affairs and medicine. We are so thankful for everything the Laureus has done to help us here at PPI-CY, and we look forward to many more years of success with them!

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HAVING SOME FUN!

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