A 23-YEAR-OLD Livingstone youth says he will use his upcoming two-year stay in Norway to see how best sports can be used to change the lives of young Zambians.
In an interview, Joseph Daka who is in charge of the Response Network/Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) ZAMFAM project, says he will be in Norway from August this year to September 2020.
“I am delighted to have been selected to represent Response Network in Norway under the HOPE/ Fredskorpset project. I also want to see how best sports can be used to change many lives of young people here in Zambia,” Daka said.
He added that he would also want to see how best kids’ athletics can
be used to help promote the sport at an early age.
“Under DAPP/ZAMFAM kids athletics was introduced to help introduce athletics at an early age and to integrate life-skills and child rights. My outing to Norway will also help me learn more of the outside world other than Africa,” he said.
“I also want to learn more about child abuse and incest. I am sure
this will add value to me and my country when I come back.”
He said Hope, Opportunity, Participation and Empowerment (HOPE) is a Norwegian project under the Support Centre for Victims of Incest and
Sexual Assault (SMISO) focuses on exchange experience and build
competence on preventing and coping with incest and sexual abuse in the partner organisations and in the communities in Norway and Zambia.
He said Response Network works in Livingstone, Kalomo, Zimba and Kazungula districts on various programmes using the concept of
self-help, education and health issues with the support of various
cooperating partners such as Academic Work of Sweden and the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) through the Joint Country Programme (JCP).
“Other organisations supporting Response Network are the Tore Shulze Memorial and the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympics Committee and Confederation of Sport (NIF), Norwegian Association of the Disabled (NAD), Norwegian Olympic and Judo for Fred.