The right reasons to fund Sport for Development and Peace Initiatives (SDP). Reason 22: Dream and reality.
“Aspire Academy was founded with the goal to find and develop the best young male Qatari athletes, whilst also providing them with high quality secondary school education (…) The identification of talents at an early age is important and therefore we cooperate with schools and sports federations; we also have Multi-sport Skills Development Centers (…) to promote sports and prepare talented youths before they reach the appropriate age to be considered for the Academy”.
The Academy conducts scouting in the clubs and schools and as has its Talent Centres with a long-term goals that some graduates will represent Qatar at the FIFA World Cup 2022. In athletics the graduate Mutaz Essa Barshim is the current World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist. In Africa we return to reality. See next.