We all suffered from different kinds of problems during the camp, but we were all able to push through and continue what we had started. With the power of sport , I have realized that even people from different countries and races can be a good team. We managed to solve all the challenges we faced by helping one another.
Everyday we worked with different facilitators, conducting different kinds of activities. As individuals we had a hard time passing through all of them, but as a team we were as strong as a wave crashing through the walls in front of us, using our differences to fill up the gaps between us.
With all of these learnings, I felt so satisfied for the days well spent with 29 other participants and 4 volunteer staff from 9 different countries. It was a great opportunity to learn so many things from them. After the camp I have realized so many things. My bad impressions about countries like Pakistan changed. Their people are not bad as what the news and social medias show. I was able to meet 5 people from Pakistan and spent days with them, and I have proved to myself that that they are good people. The camp would be nothing without the great facilitators. We were so blessed to have very skillful people to teach us things we need to learn to be more equipped and become better youth leaders.
I'd like to thank Vivian and Jordan of Youth Sports Trust (YST) for guiding us all throughout the camp and giving us ideas on how to face all the challenges, as well as all the facilitators who shared their knowledge to us.
Coach/Mentor – Football for Life/FundLife International