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Adolf Ogi visits IMBEWU

28.04.2006 | Foundation

Adolf Ogi, former president of the Federal Council of Switzerland and now Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace for the United Nations, visited the IMBEWU project in South Africa. IMBEWU, active in the townships of Port Elizabeth in South Africa, is supported by the Roger Federer Foundation. Mr. Ogi took the time to see for himself what the impacts of the organisation are, during a 4-day tour of South Africa, upon invitation by the South African Minister of Sports.

 

Mr. Ogi spent his day visiting the different projects IMBEWU runs in the townships. He encouraged everyone involved to try to help by means of sports - above all through the cooperation with the Roger Federer Foundation.

He had lunch with the children at their cantine at Ndzondelelo High School. Before learning a traditional dance he animated the kids present to "take their future into their own hands, to grow to the leaders of tomorrow by education, culture and sports. Sport represents the best school of life, permitting to commit errors and learn from them - without consequences."

 

Adolf Ogi finished his stay by planting a 'tree of hope' close to the sportsground NIKE and the Roger Federer Foundation had inaugurated this year.

 
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04/29/2006 | 03:40 AM
thats good good luck with this.
04/29/2006 | 02:41 AM
Very Cool! Can't wait to hear more from you guys!
04/28/2006 | 11:47 PM
Very nice!
Excelent!
Good luck in all your activities ROGER!!!
You are the BEST, the KING
Love,
ceci
04/28/2006 | 09:50 PM
so nice,cute,great,beautiful,wonderful,marvelleus, extraordinary........and u do all this things!
u are the most kindest human that have ever existed!
God bless u and and Ms Ogi
kissesssssss
04/28/2006 | 09:47 PM
This was really great to read!
04/28/2006 | 08:22 PM
Ahhh!! This was wonderful to read today. Mr Ogi is so vivacious, I imagine he did the traditional African dance very well!

"Sport represents the best school of life, permitting to commit errors and learn from them - without consequences." -- I think
04/28/2006 | 07:51 PM
Dear Roger,

I'm very proud of you, you are not only great athelete, but also really nice and great person!

I hope this project growing more and more in the future.

Lots of love and respect,
Miwa
04/28/2006 | 07:31 PM
Very nice!!! and for Roger too, of curse.
Bye
04/28/2006 | 07:21 PM
Excellent!! good luck in all your activities Roger!! =D
04/28/2006 | 06:06 PM
ich finde es ist sehr gut das ihr diese projekt macht diese leute zu helfen ist gut,
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