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update - 11 November 2013
National Youth Development Trust
November 12, 2013
The National Youth Development Trust (NYDT) conducted a sports festival
in Umzingwane on Saturday November 9, 2013. The festival was held
at Esihlengeni in ward Two (02) under the theme "Promoting
Peace Through The Sports”. 7 soccer and 3 netball teams from
wards 1, 2, 10 and 18 participated in the festival that aimed at
building lasting peace in the community. A wide variety of people,
including youths from different political parties, civil servants,
members of the Zimbabwe National Army, churches, students and traditional
leaders took part in the sports festival. The NYDT trained ward
and constituency team leaders in Umzingwane played a leading role
in coordinating the sports festival. The young people commended
the move by NYDT to host a peace oriented sports festival as they
acknowledged that it would help build tolerance amongst their community.
Sports for peace festivals have been used by NYDT as a way of bringing
together young people from various political, economic and social
backgrounds to promote tolerance while acknowledging differences
in ideological beliefs.
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