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29
June
2010

WhizzKids United endorsed by the United Nations.

Published by Oli Walsh
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Africaid′s WhizzKids United has been endorsed by Mr. Wilfried Lemke, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace.

The United Nations considers sport to be a powerful tool to promote education, health, development and peace. Sport unites people of all social classes, cultures and religions in a positive and educational way.

Mr. Lemke commented ďAfricaidís WhizzKids united is a strong example of the power of sport for development and peace. The programme that they have put together uses kidsí love of football to get them engaged in learning about HIV / AIDs prevention and healthy living. The four stage process of engagement, celebration, reinforcement and long term support that exist through the various programmes encourage a learning process through sport that is effective and sustainable.Ē
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