Right to Play Awareness Event at Norm Theatre

I just found out that there will be a Right to Play awareness event tomorrow at the Norm Theatre as part of their new Canadian Awareness Program. I have written a few posts about sport-for-development and am interested in the subject, but I thought I would post it here as well in case others are interested.

DATE: Tuesday March 1, 2011

TIME: 6:45pm

PLACE: SUB Auditorium – Norm Theatre
Main Floor, Student Union Building, UBC Campus
6138 Student Union Boulevard
Vancouver, BC


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Shawn graduated from UBC a number of years ago when he completed a Bachelor of Human Kinetics, followed by a Bachelor of Education. Not really interested in toiling away in a particular school district in B.C., he decided to go abroad and ended up teaching P.E. in China. His last year coincided with the Beijing Olympics and seemed like a fitting way to conclude his time in Asia. Through work and travel experiences he took an interest in international issues and development and completed a Certificate in International Development through UBC Continuing Studies. Shawn returned to Canada and worked for a year as a teacher-on-call before deciding it was time to explore his interest in international development a bit more. He is now working in Lesotho (a small country inside of South Africa) on an HIV/AIDS project run by the Lesotho Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (LENEPWHA). The project has a sport-for-development component that is using soccer to reach out to, and provide services for, orphaned and vulnerable children. At the same time Shawn had also applied to start graduate studies at UBC and will officially start his MA this year. His posts will reflect his personal and work experiences in Lesotho, and the concept of sport as a tool in development.