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Offer: Dekeyser & Friends Foundation : Two Great New Projects

How can we most effectively inform about protecting the environment? And how can soccer and other sports be used to bridge gaps and empower children? Two fantastic new D&F Inspiration Academy projects with Dr. Jane Goodall and Jens Lehmann will allow young people from around the world to explore these questions. The selected Fellows will learn hands-on for two months in the Inspiration Academy about advocating for biodiversity or sports coaching before implementing their own initiatives in their home countries.

In the Engage in Conservation Project 12 Fellows from around the world will learn from their Project Friend Dr. Jane Goodall and other experts how to encourage and motivate young people worldwide to take action for biodiversity. They will spend two months from January 2012 in Hamburg developing a group project that young people worldwide can implement to learn about conservation and raise awareness for biodiversity. The project is aimed at young people who are passionate about biodiversity and are keen to develop an idea that will inspire young people all over the world.

In the ten months after the Project ...

upon your return to your home country, you will either implement your own version of the group project you developed together or run a youth initiative of your own with the support of the Dekeyser&Friends Foundation. During this time, we will coach, mentor and advise you as you get your own project concerning the topic of conservation and biodiversity - for example a collaboration with the Roots & Shoots program – off the ground!

In the Sports Coaching Project, Jens Lehmann and a team of experts will teach our Fellows how to use sports coaching to engage young people and help them to build their confidence, learn to work in a team or even work towards overcoming divisions between different groups in their society. Starting April 2012, the Fellows will learn how to coach children and teenagers and how to get their own youth sports project off the ground. The learnings will include training methods, communication skills and team management. The Sports Coaching Project in Hamburg will culminate in the organization of a soccer tournament with youth groups, organized and coached by the Fellows.

Launch your own Projects!

In the ten months after your return to your home country, you will organize a sports event or youth sport initiative of your own with the support of the Dekeyser&Friends Foundation. During this whole time, we will coach, mentor and advise you to get your own project off the ground!


nasreenamina's picture

Salam and Congratulations

This is an interesting and very good project! Warms Regards

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