UNESCO European Athletics Young Leaders Community


Sporting Community Values #FMVB

March 27, 2014

On March 3rd, 3 young European leaders started their journeys from Denmark, Italy and Spain towards Karatina, Kenya where they set up camp for 2 weeks within the Pavillion Village Children`s Orphanage, home to 22 young people.

Gary Grieve, of Fill My Value Backpack, Roberto Solinas of Mine Vaganti NGO and Xicu Colomar of the Spanish Athletics Federation formed the project “Sporting Community Values” to promote and deliver 3 key topics,

  • Community Development & Sustainability
  • Personal & Social Development
  • Cultural Awareness


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Mine Vaganti NGO

March 17, 2014

My name is Roberto Solinas, and I’m the director and founder of Mine Vaganti NGO. During the last two weeks I have been in Kenya coordinating a youth lead project in collaboration with Gary Grieve (director of Fill My Value Backpack) and Xicu Colomar (member of the Spanish Youth Committee).

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Susann Sundkvist – Mentoring Finland’s next generation of women athletes

February 28, 2014

Back in 2007, athletics was a part of Susann Sundkvist’s past, but it played no role in her present and she certainly didn’t envisage it as a part of her future.

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Susann Sundkvist (left) with top Finnish race walker Anne Halkivaha after the women’s 20km race at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Athletics.