This week Commonwealth Games Wales (CGW) joined 19 Commonwealth Games Associations (CGA) across Europe, the Caribbean and Africa for the latest eqUIP interactive educational workshop held in Lobaste, Botswana
eqUIP is a Commonwealth wide approach to develop youth leaders through internship and employment opportunities, empowering them to make a positive contribution to their communities through sport.
The programme, which has been running since 2014 and has seen 135 interns through the programme, is a paid internship, run in partnership with local universities as part of the Commonwealth Sports Federation (CSF) global development initiative.
The programme is led by Commonwealth Games Federation team; Richard de Groen, Ellen Barwise, Ryan Brathwaite and Jeremiah Mpofu who facilitated the workshop for the new interns from across the Commonwealth. Key areas of development vary from Stakeholder engagement, social media, governance, communication and event management.
Commonwealth Games Wales intern, Sumaya Khan attended the workshop alongside her supervisor, Cathy Williams (CGW Head of Engagement). Sumaya, studying BA (Hons) Business and Management at University of South Wales (USW) Will focus on Marketing and Engagement during her internship with CGW, which will include working across the ‘Youth Engagement Porgramme’, social media, PR and overall brand awareness.
USW, a partner of CGW has given the opportunity for students to gain valuable hands on experience in the work environment at CGW, developing their employability and career advancement.