Laureus Summit Day 2 - Sport for Good and SDGs

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October 11, 2016

Laureus Academy Members, Ambassadors and project leaders took part in a series of successful workshops on Day Two of the Laureus Sport for Good Summit at the Rhein-Neckar Arena in Germany.

Following the announcement of the Sustainable Development Goals, Laureus Sport for Good refocused its vision and mission around six key areas covered within the 17 Goals:

Health: Enhancing mental wellbeing/encouraging healthy behaviour change

Education: Supporting quality of and access to education

Employability: Increasing employability and creating pathways to employment 

Women and Girls: Promoting equality, empowerment and safety

Inclusive Society: Creating communities which embrace ethnic, cultural and physical differences

Peaceful Society: Resolving conflict, promoting community peace-building and creating safe spaces

Among the topics discussed were fundraising, leadership skills, sport as a tool for keeping communities together and gender equality.

Laureus Chairman Sean Fitzpatrick, who attended the sessions with Hugo Porta and Tamika Catchings, said: “With over 100 people sharing their thoughts and ideas, this is the perfect example of Laureus at work. These are all seriously important issues and everyone at the Summit will have benefited from the debate.”

The delegates also enjoyed a tour of the stadium which is the home of football team TSG1899 Hoffenheim.