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This will be the seventh Youth Leadership Camp (hereafter YLC) and the first to be held in Asia. This camp will be hosted by the South Korean City of Gwangju, the hosts of the 2015 Universiade. Participants will come from Vietnam China, Hong Kong, India, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Palestine, Bangladesh, Thailand, Vanuatu, Tonga, Malaysia, Indonesia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea.

Organising partners of the Gwangju YLC, the Gwangju Universiade Organising Committee (hereafter GUOC) have taken a lead role in development of an action packed schedule for the participants. Alongside the GUOC as organising partners, Right to Play will join for their seventh camp.

The Youth Leadership Programme recognizes the potential that youth have to invoke change in their community especially in the field of SDP.  By helping youth develop their leadership skills in SDP this program not only contributes to the personal development of youth, it contributes to community development. By providing opportunities for youth to develop and exercise their leadership skills, the Camp can strengthen a community’s capacity to build on its strengths and respond to pressing community needs.

Outcomes and Objectives

Utilizing the power of sport and play the Camp will help youth gain practical leadership skills to inspire and invoke change.  Youth will create this change by:

  •   enhancing the quality of SDP programs in their organization
  •  increasing the number of organizations in the community that are aware of how sport and play can contribute to development and peace
  •  increasing the number of people in the community that are participating in SDP

  • To help youth promote this change, the Camp will encourage youth to:
  • reflect on their own perspective and approaches to development
  • explore different strategies of using sport as a tool to inspire change in a variety of development areas, including most notably the MDGs
  • identify and problem-solve barriers to implementing SDP programs in their communities
  • share strategies, approaches and best practices in sport for development and peace
  • learn  to advocate for sport for development and peace
  • create standards to guide the development and implementation SDP programs


Using participatory facilitation techniques the programme will favor an experiential approach to learning. This methodology gives youth a chance to reflect on the lesson at hand, to connect their learning to real-life situations, and to apply their knowledge to their communities. Youth will not only be active participants in their own development but they will also support the growth and development of youth from other countries. Through numerous partner organization presentations, leadership tasks, play-based activities and group discussions, youth will learn to maximize the transformative power of sport and play.



Gwangju YLC




Through hosting the Universiade, Gwangju will overflow with sportsmanship and a challenging spirit resulting in a renewed sense of community and passion against a background of peace, culture, and nature. The Gwangju Universiade will be a highly creative and economic event that combines education and culture. You are invited to be at the center of all this at the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade.

The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP), based in Geneva and supported by a Liaison Office in New York, provides the entry point to the United Nations system with regard to Sport for Development and Peace, bringing the worlds of sport and development closer together. The Office assists the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace in his worldwide activities as an advocate, facilitator and representative of sports’ social impact in a development context.

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play helps children in more than 20 countries around the world build essential life skills and better futures, while driving a lasting social change.

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FINA’s main objective is to promote and encourage the development of Swimming in all possible manifestations throughout the world and it is by keeping this in mind that the Federation has for more than a decade put in place a whole variety of programmes that help sustain such aspiration. The underlying idea is that by providing educational programmes for coaches, judges, managers and referees, less-favoured nations will be able to develop and organise their aquatic sports in a more efficient and effective way.  

To this day, FINA has created Schools for Water Polo referees, Diving and Synchronised Swimming judges, swimming officials and coaches and managers in all disciplines. To illustrate such success, between 2005 and 2008, 117 Schools for Swimming, 30 for Synchronised Swimming, 42 for Water Polo, 19 for Diving and 22 for Open Water Swimming were organised. 48 took place in Africa, 94 in the Americas, 52 in Asia, 10 in Europe and 26 in Oceania.

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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. The IPC is committed to enabling Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to developing sport opportunities for all persons with a disability from the beginner to elite level.

The Agitos Foundation is the leading global organization developing sport activities for people with a disability as a tool for changing lives and contributing to an inclusive society for all. Its vision is to lead the Paralympic Movement’s aspiration of driving change towards an inclusive society.

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Fortunately, we have a great number of knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic people within our rowing family around the globe. And we know that sport is a very powerful means of communication to all age groups.  So FISA has decided not to just take part in the debate, but to take a leadership position.
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