The right reasons to fund Sport for Development and Peace Initiatives (SDP). Reason 18: the Afrolympic model (1)
Investors often ask us what concrete SDP operations they could fund. There is no point in making long speeches about sport and sustainable development. Here is an example that must become their model to follow.
All athletes know the champion Haile Gebrselassie. A two-time Olympic champion in the 10,000m, in 1996 in Atlanta and in 2000 in Sydney, quadruple world champion in the distance between 1993 and 1999, he held 27 world records, including those of 5,000m and 10,000m, before running the marathon. In Berlin, he set a new world record, becoming the first man in history to pass in 2 hours 4 minutes.
We all remembered his childhood in the 1980s in the province of Arsi in Ethiopia. A story whose children today, most of the time sitting, stuffed with sugars and intoxicated by their screens should be inspired. Born into a family of ten, he had to travel a ten kilometers distance to get to school from the family farm. Like Abebe Bikila, former Ethiopian Olympic marathon champion in the 1960s, every day he ran to school. See next.
Follow an example of funding of SDP initiatives: https://www.igobit.com