Within the framework of the 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence, Etijah Youth and Development Consultancy Institute in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and in cooperation with the General administration of Tourism and Sports Events at the Ministry of Youth and Sports and with the support of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation organized a sports event to raise awareness of population issues and combat Gender-Based Violence.

And since sports is fundamental in developing the countries and it is an attractive way for raising youth awareness, the event included sports challenge to break the world record for the longest possible distance while juggling a football in one hour and without touching the ground. The Egyptian freestyle footballer Youssed Ayman known as Yorok has covered a distance of 6 kilometers and 150 meters and thus breaking the previous record of 5 kilometers and 820 meters achieved by John Farnworth (UK) in Morocco in 2019.

German Haddad, UNFPA Assistant Representative, said that this achievement proves the unlimited abilities of young men and women and it demonstrates their abilities to face all challenges and combat all societal problems. Etijah Youth and Development Consultancy Institute adopts the concept of Sports for Development in all its projects and programs with the aim of mobilizing youth an building their capacities to face development challenges.

The sports event, which was held at the Pyramids, comes within the framework of the Sports for Development Initiative and the fruitful and continuous cooperation between the Ministry of Youth and Sports and UNFPA. The event was also live streamed on UNFPA’ and Etijah’s social media platforms.