Finally I am done with presentation material and ready for my journey all over the world starting from the Vatican to attend The First Global Conference on Faith and Sport this week at the Vatican in Rome, Italy. Then from 10-12 Oct, I have been invited to speak at the International Olympic Committee Global Active City Summit in Lausanne. After that to Quito, Ecuador with NCD Governor Hon. Powes Parkop from 14-22 Oct to attend the 3rd. United Nations Conference on Human Settlement and Sustainable Human Development.
I will be sharing the Port Moresby story of how we have successfully used the transformative power of yoga and walking to bring change to individuals and communities in Papua New Guinea. How these programs can build a healthy, safe, sustainable, resilient and inclusive cities for the development of our country.
As the founder of the Yoga program, I will be among invited guests from around the world who will be attending the conference, with the focus of harnessing the power of Yoga and physical activity using it as a tool for human development. The Vatican’s official mission is to develop a declaration of principles and guiding values that express how sport and faith can serve the greater good.
Similarly, at the IOC, I will be presenting on roles of cities in promoting a healthy lifestyle for the benefit of the people and how Yoga and walking has the power to create unity , community cohesion and developmental change.
Yoga and Walk for Life programmes have come to the attention of the Vatican, who see our activities here as one that can promote the guiding principles of “Sport in the Service of Humanity”. I hope to share a more positive story about Port Moresby city than only the negative ones found on the internet.
I can't wait to meet and connect with game changers and change makers of the world’s top figures in sports, government and religion and NGO’s from around the globe.
Through this program, we will now develop strong partnerships with the Vatican, with the IOC and strengthen our relationship with the United Nations to put these principles into action. Hopefully all this will make our program gain more prominence in the National agenda in the Governments strategic planning and policy making.