THE JOURNEY CONTINUES
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SPORTS AS A TOOL FOR CHANGE
Lighting the Ethiopian Path transitions youth into servant leaders through sports. Each program is unique to the context, informed by personal experience of overcoming obstacles specific to East African life, and based on enduring principles. The idea of sportsmanship is a principle that crosses all borders with the power to dissolve hatred, an excellent foundation for change. Football, because of its prevalence across the globe, has the unique power to engage communities of every background. At LEP, we train local coaches, mentor young leaders, and empower youth with the life skills needed to overcome any obstacle. With the help of their team and community of local mentors, youth choose to take the steps needed to meet their goals, stay in school, resolve conflicts without violence, respect all members of their community, make ethical and empathetic decisions, and find their purpose in life. Local young adult mentors who understand the unique strengths and perspectives of each culture create change in mass through LEP programs.
At LEP, we envision a day where every young person knows their worth, knows their strength, and finds their voice as a servant leader creating a better world.
The choice to become part of change belongs to each of us. It is not forced from the outside, but a response to a desire which we were each created to fulfill. Transformation is strongest when shared by those who have experienced your culture and your obstacles. This is why LEP believes deeply in local leadership. Our Executive Director and Founder has lived in four countries in East Africa and possesses a heightened understanding of the intricacies and complexities of life within each of our program locations. You may contact our Executive Director with any questions you might have about LEP at ethiopianpath.org.