Solomon Islands represented in the Youth Leadership Program in Gwangju Republic of Korea - Solomon Star News

Solomon Islands represented in the Youth Leadership Program in Gwangju Republic of Korea

21 August 2014

SOLOMON Islands is taking part in Youth Leadership Program in Korea.

Bremer Lekelalu Abana, Community Based Rehabilitation, Field Worker of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services was selected as one of the participants for the 10th Youth Leadership Program, following recommendation from Solomon Islands National Paralymic Committee (SINPC) and Community Based Rehabilitation Unit (CBR).

The Program will take place in Gwangju, Republic of Korea, from the 20th this month.

The program is organized by The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP), Geneva in collaboration with the NGO Right to Play and hosted by Gwangju Summer Universiade Organizing Committee.

Mr Bremer left for the program on Saturday 16th August 2014.

The program will bring together youth from Asia  and Oceania who are currently working on grassroots sports for development projects in their communities and who have been identified as future leaders and role models in the communities in which they work.

Bremer’s recommendation to apply for the program is based on his leading role in assisting wheelchair basketball promotional team to Tulagi, Central Islands Province, Solomon Games in 2013, as well as his involvement in the disability fun games and continuous involvement in Community Based Rehabilitation activities in the community and sport is one of the of aspect for disability empowerment in the Community Based Rehabilitation matrix social component.

 The 12 days Leadership camp is dedicated to give these youth leaders a practical training of the best practices in the field of sport for development and peace in order to better use the power of sport to make positive changes in their community upon their return. Bremer’s attendance to the program is an asset for Solomon Islands as the knowledge and skills acquired from the program will be used upon return to advance the development of sports for youth with disabilities in the country.

Bremer was commission to learn as much from the program as well as to be responsible ambassador to the program as a government officer as he represented his family and the country to the program.

The program is fully funded by United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) and subsidiary by Community Based Rehabilitation Unit. The Solomon Islands National Paralympic Committee and Community Based Rehabilitation Unit would like to acknowledge the funders and the organizing committee for recognizing and selecting Solomon Islands to be part of the program. We hope to send more able youth and youth with disabilities for exposure and empowerment to such leadership program in the future.