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Volleyball: African Dream Project impresses congress delegates

December 9, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.

The recently launched Volleyball African Dream Project in Sierra Leone and other African countries was one of the highlights at the Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) Congress in Algiers, Algeria

The ambitious project activities were presented during the second day of the congress on Friday through a video showing the progress of the scheme that is supervised by FIVB resident, Dr. Ary Graca.

CAVB Executive Director, Howyda Mondy, showed – through the presentation – the steps taken in order to ensure the full success of the project through one common report template.

She thanked Dr. Graca for giving the chance to the poor young children in Africa to practice the sport that keeps them away from drugs and wrong behaviours.

“This is a historic video showing how Africa is working. In my opinion it shows how Africa deals with the reality,” said Graca. “I need to send one word to Africans: work, work.”

Meanwhile, Amr Elwani of Egypt was re-elected president of the CAVB for 4 years, beating Chad’s Idriss Dokoni and Burkina’s David Kabré, the governing body of African volleyball announced on its website.

Elwani bagged 33 votes out of 53, leaving 10 votes to Dokoni and 8 to Kabré, and 2 invalid ballots.

Dr. Elwani thanked all delegates that made it to Algiers, particularly the president of the International Volleyball Confederation.

The re-elected president has been in power for 12 years.

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