During the second part of the exchange, 12 American participants traveled to Turkey where they practiced learning basketball skills and engaging in leadership development and conflict resolution sessions with former NBA player Gheorghe Muresan.
As part of ECA’s International Sports Programming Initiative, Northern Illinois University conducted a two-way exchange between participants from the U.S. and Belize geared towards program administrator training, coach training, and consulting youth sports programs in Belize.
The National Ability Center, in collaboration with the Departamento de Educación Especial for the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico, and UCP Wheels for Humanity in the United States conducted a multi-phased sports exchange for youth with disabilities with the goal of establishing sustainable sports programs that target youth with physical and developmental disabilities in Mexico.
On April 6, the first annual UN International Day of Sport for Development and Peace synced with the midpoint of the U.S. Department of State's 2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four Basketball Program, a flagship multi-nation sports visitor program, administered under the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative.
The U.S. Department of State, espnW, and the University of Tennessee recognize five alumnae of the 2013 Global Sports Mentoring Program who are making history themselves. The five winners were selected because of the exceptional contributions that they have made to their home communities in a short amount of time.
Celebrating and recogning women of courage from around the world.