13/10/2016 - 07:11

Peace and Sport France launches the “Sport Workshops”

On Tuesday 11 October, Peace and Sport France launched the ‘Sport Workshops’ concept in Melun, Seine-et-Marne (77). This pilot program will initially be implemented as part of the French government’s Jobs Guarantee program for young people, in partnership with Mission Employment-Insertion Melun Val de Seine.
The figurehead of this first event, Champion for Peace Muriel Hurtis, was present at the workshop to talk about the positive values that the sport has given her.
Born in Seine-Saint-Denis, the World Athletics Champion took the time to tell the audience about her choices in life and so inspire everyone present.

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The “Sport Workshops”:

Peace and Sport wants to bring its expertise in sport to create social networks so that it acts as a vehicle for social integration and professional insertion in France using an original model: Peace and Sport France’s “Sport Workshops”.
The target audience are considered as being in-between social and/or professional occupations, especially young people classed as NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training). Nearly 1.9 million under 26 year-olds in France are in this situation.

The “Sport Workshops” (climbing, boxing and rugby) aim to put the values of sport at the service of individual socio-professional projects, thus meeting 2 major aims:
• To use the positive effects of structured physical exercise to develop skills useful for working life,
• To help people to develop their own career development projects, assisted by employment counsellors.

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After each day, find a summary of the activities:

Tuesday 11 october,  during the welcome meeting the participants received the visit of the Champion for Peace Muriel Hurtis.

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Wednesday 12 october, first boxing workshop for the girls.

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Wednesday 19 octobre, first climbing workshop for the girls and boxing workshop for the boys.

Support the “Sport Workshops” with I Move for Peace!

Etienne Mouisel, a teacher and researcher in Toulouse, has been working to link his participation in the ultra-marathon mountain race, Grand Raid also called La diagonale des fous (The Madmen’s Diagonal) with a fundraising campaign for the Sport Workshops.

He raised 4 510€ in a month!

Contact us to become a #PeaceMover!

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