Hossam Gadou, Egyptian, graduated from the Master in Sustainable Peace through Sport Program last June.
He then won a scholarship from Transparency International to attend the International Summer School on Integrity in Vilnius, Lithuania. It is organized by Transparency International Lithuania in cooperation with Mykolas Romeris University and the Transparency International-Secretariat. Participants have learnt how to address the causes and consequences of corruption. Together with leading anti-corruption experts from all over the world, they have searched for new ways to reach greater transparency and resist corruption in their daily lives.
He is now back to Egypt and he works as an assistant lecturer at Benha University – Faculty of Physical Education. He provides teaching assistance in mentoring and doing tutorial sessions for undergraduate students seeking support with their academic skills. (Providing pastoral care and support to undergraduate students.) He also conducts research commissioned by the university professors. Finally, he initiates students activities in order to integrate them with the global community.
He is also the head coach and the vice president of A C Milan Football Academy in Egypt.
He provides appropriate playing opportunities for all the Academy players, in coordination with the Academy staff. He is responsible for monitoring and assessing the players improvements in training and in match performances. He contributes to the professional development of the Academy Coaches, as well as to the scouting and talent identification process, where appropriate. He also undertakes administrative tasks related to the role, including fixture programming, record keeping and database input. Finally, he takes care of maintaining the development of teaching and coaching resources. As his manager said « Hossam is a very good coach who has the ability to work with the ages from 5 to 16 years old. We work in an highly variable environment limited in term of resources. We need motivated people who can adapt to such a work environment. Hossam fits perfectly the position. He is very resourceful. We never see that he is limited either by the number or gender of participants, or the lack of equipment. He always modify his training session to best suit whoever is in front of him. Above all, he is able to convey a positive message to a lot of young leaders and coaches which is priceless. »
In addition Hossam is a co-founder and member of several community initiatives and NGOs.
« I really enjoy my two positions. I believe passion is the key to success and happiness. As Confucius said ‘Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life’. I really love working with children and like teaching my students at the university, as I believe they will lead the future of our country and our planet, and will deal with our children and communities so we have to prepare them to be better than us. »
In the future, Hossam would like to go further with his studies and hopes to do a PhD or change his career and join one of the international sports governing bodies.
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