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The 4th UNOSDP Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) is an 11-day gathering of 30 young participants (16 female and 14 male, aged 18-25, from 14 countries in Africa and the Middle East (Egypt, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Jordan, Sierra Leone, The Palestinian Territories, Zambia, Liberia, Lebanon, Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Somalia who are currently working at a variety of grassroots sport-based projects in their communities.


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The eleven-day curriculum was designed as a series of both theoretical and practical course modules.

Using participatory facilitation techniques, the camp favoured an experiential approach to learning. This methodology gave youth a chance to reflect on the lessons at hand, to connect their learning to real-life situations, and to apply their knowledge to their communities.

The students were not only active participants in their own development but they also supported the growth and development of youth from other countries. Through numerous partner organization presentations, leadership tasks, play-based activities and group discussions, the participants learned to maximize the transformative power of sport and play.

Each days was dedicated to a different thematic focus. These included such topics as 'Sport for Health', 'Sport for Persons with a Disability', 'Sport for Gender Inclusion' and ‘Sport and Peace’.



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