BILD leader selected for United Nations Youth Leadership CampSubscribe
Paddy Bedi 03 October 2012
Mohammed Mvumbagu, a trained Beckwith International Leadership Development (BILD) leader from Tanzania has been selected as one of 29 participants from around the world to attend the third United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) Youth Leadership Camp in Switzerland, this week.
The BILD programme, which is supported by UK Sport’s international charity partner, International Development through Sport (IDS), is designed to instill leadership qualities and strengthen the skills of youth through integrated sports activities embedded through training led by international trainers from the Youth Sport Trust (YST.)
Mohammed was selected because of his tireless efforts to use sport as a means of achieving change in his community and is seen as a role model leading this change amongst his peers. As a BILD Leader and Mentor, he is responsible for running leadership development trainings for young people and the publicity for BILD activities, to attract new participants.
Speaking on his selection for the camp, Mohammed said: “I am eager to see positive change in the community and I have been granted this chance in order to share, learn and get more skills to help me with the implementation of leadership development for the young people and Community in Tanzania.”
Through the BILD programme, Mohammed has gained skills, which he believes have helped his personal development. “It is because of BILD that I have developed facilitation and organisational skills and sports skills too,” he says. He also believes that he has been able to use these skills outside of the BILD programme in his community.
“Because of the skills I have gained through BILD, I have been able to motivate, organise and lead a youth a group, which works independently and voluntary in the community. We develop facilitators who run trainings on life skills, peer education, human trafficking, leadership and entrepreneurship,” he said.
During the 11-day camp, which has been designed as a series of both theoretical and practical course modules, leaders will be delivered training using participatory facilitation techniques, which will allow them to adapt to their own cultural situations.
Each day will be dedicated to a different theme, such as 'Sport and Health', 'Sport and Persons with a Disability', 'Sport and Gender Inclusion' and ‘Sport and Peace.’ They will also have the opportunity to learn sport specific training for how to address these issues using boxing, judo, table tennis, football, yoga and basketball.
Speaking on what he expects to learn from the camp, he said: “Honestly, I am so excited about learning new experience and skills, sharing with other young people and get to know their aspect life. Exchanging Ideas on what we are doing for our Community Development and create a link of opportunities for more learning and empowerment.”
UK Sport’s International Development Officer, Clare Barrell, is ecstatic that Mohammed has gained this opportunity to travel and deepen his professional capacity. She says: “IDSis thrilled that Mohammed has the opportunity to further develop his skills through specialised training. This is an opportunity for Mohammed to experience and meet like-minded people and his experience will bring great contributions to the table.”
IDS currently supports the BILD programme in Ghana.