The right reasons to fund Sport for Development and Peace Initiatives (SDP). Reason 20: an incredible high jumper!
Investors often ask us what concrete SDP operations they could fund. They should be inspired by a visit I made to the college of Adjara, a small town in Benin. With my colleague, director of the National Institute of Sports and Physical Education, we visited sports facilities used by school audiences. We went to Adjara, a village 7 kilometers from Porto Novo on the road to Nigeria. For tourists, Adjara is the market for goats, voodoo ceremonial objects and percussion instruments. For me, Adjara became the site of a tremendous sporting feat.
In the college, we were invited to attend a physical education class. Young people aged 15 to 16 were engaged in a high jump competition. The run-up and the reception were performed on sand obliging the jumper to use a costal style. That day, the bravest one jumped 1m 95 cm. Since then I have been wondering what talents could emerge on Olympic stadiums if we built local sports centers for youth in Africa. And if we build sports academies so that talents train while continuing their studies. These are great challenges for investors! See next.
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