by Amelia Mitchell Bleary eyed and half asleep, I reluctantly stumbled out of bed and began my preparations for an important day. It was April 25, Anzac Day, and as an Australian Air Force Cadet I was anxious not to be late for my local town’s Dawn Service. In Australia and New Zealand Anzac Day …

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by Alphonse Akouyu Recently, I was invited to reflect on ‘Why Community Initiatives Fail’ with a diverse group of youth who are nursing dreams of becoming game changers in their communities. Harboring any ambition of trying to bring about hope and transformation in any place which can be associated with the word ‘community’, is extremely …

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by Sameer Misra In rural Odisha in India, an innovative initiative is changing the lives of tribal children in ways not imagined before. The story not only reveals a dynamic educational approach, but also seamlessly aligns with participatory strategies in sport for development, placing the community at the forefront of transformative progress. Gram Vikas Vidya …

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by Samara Ali From David Beckham’s sensational free-kick at the England World-Cup in 2001 to Javed Miandad’s inspiring last-minute sixer at the Sharjah series in the 1980s, sports represents the human spirit that is electrified with the beat of vigour, enthusiasm and empowerment. While several countries have successfully implemented training programs and development initiatives to …

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by Monica Islam “Ammu, will you sign this parental consent form for me to join the school football club?” asked Faatiha, my 10-year old niece to her mother. Faatiha studies at Bangladesh International Tutorial, a prominent private English-medium school in Gulshan, the heart of Bangladesh. The school has been operational since 1983 and therefore, it …

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by Lillian Efobi Quianna, a tech-savvy teenager with bold eyes, a curious mind, and a keyboard faster than lightning, found herself lost in the labyrinthine world of the Internet. It was a vibrant space, filled with endless possibilities to connect, create, and express herself. But recently, she encountered an online predator who tried to prey …

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by Monica Islam Not too long ago, two institutions—Gujranwala Medical College Welfare Society (GWS) and Red Crescent Gujranwala—collaborated to organize the Commonwealth Youth Empowerment Seminar 2023, with a view to nurturing youth development, empowerment and leadership in Gujranwala, a large industrial city in Pakistan which is also known as the “City of Wrestlers” and is …

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