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TAFISA VIPS Program Moving Forward with United Nations Support and a Home in Tanzania!

2010-09-07

Following on from the meeting between the UN Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki-moon, his Special Advisor on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr Wilfried Lemke, TAFISA President, Dr. Lee Kang-too and TAFISA Secretary General, Mr Wolfgang Baumann, TAFISA is delighted to advise of the formal support of the UN for TAFISA's VIPS Program in Africa (Volunteer Initiative for Peace through Sport). The letter received from Mr. Wilfried Lemke announces that "This initiative  is  an  excellent  example  of  using  Sport  for  All  as  a  driving  force  to  raise awareness, education and engagement for volunteerism and social change...  With  its  focus  on  Sport  for  All  in  Africa,  the  "TAFISA  VIPS  Programme"  will  be  an important  contribution  in  the  education  and  training  of  volunteers  to  create  a  well coordinated volunteer system to support the development of Sport for All in Africa and the engagement through sport towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals."  TAFISA is also thrilled to announce that at a meeting between TAFISA Secretary General, Wolfgang Baumann, Sethi Kamuhanda, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Culture and Sports and Leonard Thadeo, Director of Sports Development and TAFISA Vice President Africa, the Tanzanian government has offered the Malya Sports Institute to be the physical home of the VIPS Program.Finally, the VIPS Program has been officially launched with a generous initiative from TAFISA President, Dr. Kang-too Lee, and his organisation, the Korean Sport for All Council, of the donation of 200 soccer balls to sports departments of governments of underprivileged countries in Africa.
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