Breakthrough Directors attend Laureus Sport for Good Summit in Kuala Lumpur.
Breakthrough directors BJ Smith and Robbie McRobbie attended a three day workshop in Kuala Lumpur hosted by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Over 100 project leaders were joined by Laureus Academy members Edwin Moses, Daley Thompson and Marcel Desailly for a full and interactive summit from 13th -15th October. Staged with the support of Malaysian charitable foundation Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia, the Laureus Global Summit brings together representatives from these programmes to exchange knowledge, ideas and share expertise on sport for development.
The sport sessions and activities explored different perspectives from Laureus Grantees on how they use sport to engage youth and create pathways. The workshops, which included themes such as developing youth leaders, personal leadership and resilience, measuring impact and theory of change, and good governance were led by Impact, Laureus YES, Aqumen, Changebox and ISCA. The networking sessions also looked at how Laureus programmes use sport to create opportunities for young people, in particular around progression into further education and training led by Grupo Desportivo de Manica, Football United, COBRA and Bola pa Frente. The end of the workshops saw a Sport for Good in Action session which was led by Waves for Change, NPC Rwanda, Grassroots Soccer and PeacePlayers International.
The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation has been supporting Operation Breakthrough for over 10 years and funded the recently published Hong Kong University report Reducing Hong Kong’s Youth Crime Through Community Intervention: An Evaluation of Operation Breakthrough.
Laureus will be visiting Hong Kong in March 2014 to participate in the Hong Kong Sports Forum hosted by Operation Breakthrough and also the Boxing Fundraising dinner with guest of Honour Marvelous Marvin Hagler planned for 6th March 2015.
From left Brandon Wong (HKRFU), Robbie Mcrobbie, Olympic legend Daley Thompson & BJ Smith at the Sport for Good Summit in Kuala Lumpur.
YR1M CEO Ung Su Ling, Malaysian Minister for Youth & Yang Berhormat Encik Khairy Jamaluddin and Laureus Chairman Edwin Moses at the press conference in Kuala Lumpur.