Power for Change - In League In Harmony
Yesterday, the NRL launched its fifth and final Power for Change story – In League In Harmony.
The story of the In League In Harmony program is told through the eyes of Obed Karwhin, a Sierra Leone refugee who together with his mother, fled war-torn West Africa when he was four years old.
Obed was introduced to rugby league 10 years later, and has been playing the game ever since and helping to introduce more migrants to rugby league. Along with his rugby league, Obed is also an In League In Harmony ambassador and mentor to many new migrants to Australia.
The NRL’s In League In Harmony community program is supported by the NSW Government. It is delivered over six-weeks and aims to promote social cohesion amongst communities. The program utilises practical and educational skills to deliver the course, which has seen thousands from high schools, juvenile justice centres and intensive English centres and schools across New South Wales participate. Recently the Victorian Government has recognised the value of the program and agreed to fund a roll out across Melbourne and the Queensland Government has agreed to fund a pilot in South East Queensland.
As you know, one of the NRL’s core values is inclusiveness, and this program embodies that value – it is another practical example of the game living its values and something of which we should all be very proud.
To learn more about the NRL’s Power For Change program and other community-based programs within the game, visit www.nrl.com/forchange