Kofi Annan Endorses Sports Education In Africa

Former UN Secretary General Dr. Kofi Annan has called for the establishment of more institutions that will focus on providing opportunities and resources to young Ghanaians and Africans through sports education.

“I think it’s extremely important that we provide opportunities for them. The talented young Africans are the leaders of tomorrow. If we ignore them, and you don’t develop them to become future leaders, the country and the community is going to suffer” he said.

The UN Humanitarian and Peace Ambassador recently toured the Right to Dream Academy at Senchi in the Eastern Region and disclosed that the Right to Dream Academy model should be the template for sports education and excellence in the country.

He believes that sports has the capacity to bring people together irrespective of your race, tribe or religion and advocated for more of such educational facilities to provide more opportunities to young Africans.

“Sport has had the capacity of bringing everybody together. Bringing young people together to play regardless of tribe, race, region and to develop their skills and often to learn together and to learn about accepting rules. It’s education for life” he added.

Dr. Kofi Annan was in the company of his wife and son, Kojo Annan.

Last modified on Friday, 15 January 2016 16:14
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