One dozen of the most dynamic young leaders (ages 16-32) from community- and sport-based organizations throughout Africa gathered at the 2007 Next Step conference in Namibia and learned to use multimedia tools to represent experiences of the conference's youth delegation.
Their efforts were partly sponsored by Nike, UK Sport, and the BBC. “We recognize that the work young leaders are doing with sport and community organizations is best told by them,” said Hannah Jones, Vice President Corporate Responsibility, Nike, Inc.
This was a remarkable group, said Chris Lunch, director of InsightShare, which managed the
workshop. “Usually at these conferences you get people who are more privileged and educated, but these were the cream of the crop from a social perspective,” he said. “They were selected because of how engaged they were. It was not about education or wealth.”
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