We were thrilled to once again be taking part in the Manchester City Cityzens Giving Young Leaders Summit. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 Pandemic has prevented everyone from coming together in Manchester this year, but that hasn’t stopped the Summit from going virtual, allowing 22 young leaders, and 2 members of staff, from our Man City supported programmes in Kolkata and Bengaluru from meeting their peers from other Cityzens Giving projects around the world.
The focus of the Summit was, of course, the COVID-19 Pandemic. 250 young leaders from 23 different cities took part in virtual seminars and discussions that covered topics related to the Pandemic, including: Leadership in a Crisis, Adapting Community Football for Social Distancing, Delivering Impact Remotely, and Promoting COVID-19 Recovery through Football.
In addition to the topics above, we asked some of our Magic Bus young leaders what they’ve taken away from the Summit:
Rukshar Bano: “How to play football with safe distances, using one football for each individual”
Avishek Kayal: “How to take advantage of technology to make tasks easy in our daily routine during this pandemic situation, and finding new ways to deliver football sessions online.”
Abhishek Roy: “How to we can better communicate with children on the programme remotely.
As well as our Young Leaders and Staff taking part, Magic Bus UK Advocate and TV Presenter Seema Jaswal was on hand as one of the Summit’s many inspirational speakers from across the world of sport.
We want to give a big thank you, from Magic Bus Young Leaders & Staff, to the team at Manchester City and Cityzens Giving for organising another fantastic summit! Thank You!
Magic Bus, Manchester City FC are running programmes in Kolkata and Bengaluru using Football to support the personal development of those cities vulnerable children and young people, and to help develop the skills to build themselves a future free from poverty.