Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Day 7 - Meet The ROIers - Olympic Fever!

The 2012 Olympic Games are now in full gear and we're all consumed by Olympic Fever!

Today we're highlighting the work of two social entrepreneurs who use sport as a vehicle for change.

Melisa Goldfinger works as Executive Co-ordinator of Heme Aqui, a school of life for people with special needs, where the game of golf is used as a tool for education and integration. The organisation created 'golf-therapy', a state of the art methodology to achieve inclusion of people with special needs in society by developing their self-esteem, sense of belonging and their physical, mental and social skills.

In 2007, Dina Buchbinder-Auron founded Deport-es para Compartir (Sports to Share), a civic and educational program that teaches children about values and important global issues through games and sports. Over 32,500 girls and boys have participated in this unique program.

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