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Sports as a Bridge: Uniting Communities with Roar & Gøril Wægger

March 18, 2024 Jason Birkevold Liem Season 5 Episode 12
Sports as a Bridge: Uniting Communities with Roar & Gøril Wægger
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Sports as a Bridge: Uniting Communities with Roar & Gøril Wægger
Mar 18, 2024 Season 5 Episode 12
Jason Birkevold Liem

In this episode, we explore the transformative power of sports with Roar and Gøril Wægger, founders of Sport 4 Understanding. We delve into their organization's mission to promote peace and unity through sports, breaking down barriers and fostering connections between cultures and communities.

We discuss the importance of creating a safe environment for participants to engage in workshops and activities that nurture communication, perspective-taking, and self-awareness. Along the way, we address challenges like language barriers and disrespectful behavior, offering strategies for overcoming these obstacles.

As we wrap up the conversation, we reflect on the organization's growth over the past decade and outline their future plans. We emphasize the significance of teaching human skills through sports and encourage listeners, organizations, and sports clubs to collaborate with Sports for Understanding in building a more understanding and tolerant world.

Sport4Understanding:  https://www.sport4understanding.com/what-we-do/

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Inside Job, sports, transformative power, Sport for Understanding, peace, unity, barriers, communication, perspective-taking, self-awareness, language barriers, disrespectful behavior, growth, future plans, human skills, collaboration, understanding, tolerant world

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In this episode, we explore the transformative power of sports with Roar and Gøril Wægger, founders of Sport 4 Understanding. We delve into their organization's mission to promote peace and unity through sports, breaking down barriers and fostering connections between cultures and communities.

We discuss the importance of creating a safe environment for participants to engage in workshops and activities that nurture communication, perspective-taking, and self-awareness. Along the way, we address challenges like language barriers and disrespectful behavior, offering strategies for overcoming these obstacles.

As we wrap up the conversation, we reflect on the organization's growth over the past decade and outline their future plans. We emphasize the significance of teaching human skills through sports and encourage listeners, organizations, and sports clubs to collaborate with Sports for Understanding in building a more understanding and tolerant world.

Sport4Understanding:  https://www.sport4understanding.com/what-we-do/

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Inside Job, sports, transformative power, Sport for Understanding, peace, unity, barriers, communication, perspective-taking, self-awareness, language barriers, disrespectful behavior, growth, future plans, human skills, collaboration, understanding, tolerant world

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Introducing "It's an Inside Job" podcast for resilience
Introducing Roar and Guril Vegard, Founders of Sports for Understanding
Introduction: Living in Nesalen and married to Roa
Noble cause of using sports for understanding and unity
Expansion of Sport for Understanding over the years
Key activities and programs implemented by Sport for Understanding
Building self-awareness and communication skills in participants
Creating a Safe Environment for Understanding
Mentors: Connecting Energy and Building Relationships
Encouraging Perspective Sharing and Language Learning
Challenges of working with difficult and disrespectful youth
Impact of NGO involvement on global understanding and peace building
Inspiring youth through basketball and cultural exchanges
The Ripple Effect: Importance of Peace and Reconciliation
Grassroots Level Changes and Encouraging Engagement in Youth Sports
Reflecting on the Impact of International Work
Sports for Understanding: Fostering Unity and Empathy
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