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Hope Powell speaks at YES! Africa - Youth Enterprise & Sport for Change

Thursday, November 22, 2012 from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

We are thrilled to have Hope Powell CBE, the coach of the England Women's national football team, as the keynote speaker at this high energy event to launch YES! Africa the IVJ leadership programme in Kenya.
YES! Africa brings young people together through social enterprise and sport to develop their leadership potential and bring about lasting change in some of the most challenging regions of the world.
The Kenya project supports the Waithaka Soccer Queens, a group of over 40 destituute single mothers and young girls in Nairobi who make a powerful stand for gender equity and pursue their dream to play football on a national stage in spite of the challenges they face. They don't want charity - they want a fighting chance to tackle gender inequality and overcome poverty.
Learn about how you can work alongside these incredible girls on sustainable projects that make a lasting difference and develop your leadership skills.
Hope Powell CBE shares her own experience of overcoming the challenges of being a black woman leader in a whie male dominated world.

After a series of short rapid fire presentations the speakers will join your table, speed dating style, so that you get the chance to get up close and personal with the speakers and the issues.
5.30pm Drinks and Canapes
6.00pm Welcome and Introductions Chair - David Eade, Head of Student Employability and Enterprise, Nottingham Trent University
Speakers presentations
The Soccer Queens Project - Vennetta Johnston, Director IVJ
Keynote address; The courage to lead against the odds - Hope Powell CBE
Is charity good for Africa? - Roger Moors CEO Social Enterprise East Midlands
Student societies as agents of change - Prince Donkoh, President African and Caribbean Student Society
Engaging the African diaspora and international students  - Dr. Abiola Ogunsola - University of East London
7.00pm round table discussions  Facilitators Chris Hall and Vennetta Johnston
8.00pm Close

Click here for the YES! Africa volunteer programme brochure
Adams Room, Nottingham Conference Centre (Entrance on Burton Street)
Nottingham Trent University
Burton Street
Nottingham, Nottingham NG1 4BU