Youth take to the stage
Proud and honoured to be invited to participate in Doha GOALS, two ambassadors from the 400 students from around the globe who were flown in to take part in the event took to the stage to underline their own commitment to the whole process of engagement through sport.
From China, Kelvin spoke of the 50 initiatives proposed by the students themselves in response to a call from the organisers of Doha GOALS for ideas to create change through sport: “Our commitment to you is to show that the next generation is motivated and ready to play our part by sharing our ideas and outlook,” he said.
From the region, Sandra from Lebanon thanked the Emir and the leadership of Doha GOALS for hosting their participation and described how sporting success was a constant inspiration: “It is not only about the winning, and the participation of the women athletes from Qatar and Saudi Arabia at the London Olympics showed us new opportunities – it challenged me to prove I can do anything”
Stressing the global intentions and ambitions of Doha GOALS, Executive Producer Richard Attias said the first priority was to build a community.
“During our two day agenda, we are trying to engage as an agent for change,” he said. “Sport is a key topic for education, for health, as a legacy, a support for social challenges, an aid to recovery of values, and our commitment for 12.12.12 is to finish with a roadmap that will go out in all directions.”