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Supporting Youths through Better Together program

MIES (Switzerland) – The International Basketball Foundation (IBF) has partnered with the Gen Z social enterprise app Goodwall to facilitate access for its beneficiaries to Goodwall’s Better together global online program.  

Goodwall is a global community that levels the playing field for young people so anyone can connect and discover professional opportunities from scholarships to jobs.  

To answer to the lack of opportunities that young people are faced with, GoodWall has developed an inclusive program to help the next generation navigate the pandemic-stricken job market and positively impact society through the development of professional skills, experience and networking, in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Running from 1 August - 18 September, the scheme is set to reach over 10 million+ people via Goodwall’s partner networks, spanning 150+ countries. Hosted on the app will be a series of inspiring challenges, top speakers and community content, alongside the chance to win awards, scholarships and discover professional opportunities with big name organisations. 

The Foundation sees this as a great opportunity for the beneficiaries of its Youth Leadership projects. Indeed, the youths within these projects are between the ages of 16 and 25 and often navigating life after high school and taking their first steps in the professional world. 

The Better Together program should help guide these youths and put into practice the skills they learned attending our Youth Leadership Workshops.  

A diverse set of speakers are set to offer advice and insight to the community at every stage. These will include IBF beneficiary Petrina Aron who will speak about resilience and how basketball helped her overcome adversity.  

Mini Basketball Convention attendee Sana Mahmud and Youth Leadership Workshop facilitator Mthoko Madonda will also share their experiences.  

Taha Bawa, CEO and Co-Founder of Goodwall said “we developed the BetterTogether program to encourage young people to engage in reaching their full potential by using our tools to not only become better versions of themselves, but also helping to make the world a bit better too.” 

IBF President Horacio Muratore said “We are glad that the beneficiaries of our Youth Leadership  Workshops will be given the opportunity to take part in the Better Together program. We are convinced that this extra support will give them further encouragement to pursue their professional journeys”.  

The Better Together program is inclusive and open to all. To learn more or take part visit this page.