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HUMANITY RESTORATION GAMES: A 2020 VENTURE WITH A 2030 VISION
Inspired and guided by the richness of the Olympian and Japanese heritage, we have established a number of ventures and a global outreach action plan as a platform for global engagement throughout the forthcoming Olympic year.The most recent initiative, Humanity Restoration Games, a 2020 venture with 2030 vision, aims to connect Tokyo 2020, Paris 2024 and 2028 Los Angeles Games (with past and future Olympiads) to advance a worldwide humanitarian academic ecosystem committed in institutionalizing Olympism for Humanity in Action teaching, research and programming across the globe.
2020 GAMES LIGHTING CEREMONY
The inauguration of this venture will take place in Ancient Olympia during the 2020 Games Lighting ceremony and will include a yearlong World HOPE Relay, as well as Olympism in Action Programming and Symposia in Japan throughout the Olympic year 2020 and beyond. HOPE stands for Heritage Odyssey for Preservation & Enlightenment. HOPE aims to restore Olympian Heritage and Wealth that was lost in time- and translation- as a platform for youth engagement and 21st Century Olympism in Action champions of change, democracy actualization and humanity regeneration.
2020 World HOPE Relay
The first step of this initiative will be the implementation of Olympism for Humanity Heritage Preservation Program, a ten-day-long training session (HOPE & Praxis) in Greece in March 2020 with selected students key stakeholders who work with underserved youth, refugees and in regions with a long history of conflict.
The 2020 World HOPE Relay will take place in Ancient Olympia, Delphi, Macedonia and Athens during the Tokyo Games Lighting Ceremony during March 10-22, 2020. This learning experience will be led by international MA students from Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies, a Tokyo 2020 Academic Legacy project- with ongoing mentoring and academic support throughout their learning odyssey- and with further support from Olympism for Humanity Allies in Greece and across the globe.
The upcoming O4H HOPE and Praxis Program will provide training for educators, community representatives, professors and students in order to implement year-long educational interventions in their respective communities. Stay tuned for updates and engagement opportunities.
Step 1: HOPE and Olympism in Action Program in Ancient Olympia, Delphi, Dion, Vergina, Pella, Thessaloniki & Athens (March 2020)
Step 2: 2020 World HOPE Relay, Praxis and Symposia (April-December 2020)
Step 3: Olympism in Action Program: O4H Praxis and O4H Summit in Greece (July 2021)
HOPE Inspirations, Foundations & Virtues...Lost in Time & Translation
2020 Steps with a 2030 Vision
The 2030 Vision is to establish an Olympism for Humanity (in Action) global network committed in the advancement of humanitarian and sustainable development enterprises across continents. The upcoming Games in Tokyo 2020, Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 will serve as a platform for a long-term vision— connected to existing global challenges- humanitarian needs and the 2030 UN SDGs.
The goal is to establish Humanity Innovation incubators across the globe, fully engaged in year-long impact investment ventures by 2030 (e.g. USA and Japan in 2020; Greece, France, India, Guatemala, Cyprus, Rwanda and Tanzania in 2021, and expected in Colombia, Brazil, Botswana and Senegal by 2022).
Through this initiative we will pursue the following seven (7) Humanity Restoration Goals:
Goal #1: Engage, Train and Mentor- Humanity Champions of Change with 21st Century Olympism in Action Skills and Competencies
Goal #2: Establish O4HA Youth Training Camps/Incubators across the globe with National and Regional Programs
Goal #3: Create a Virtual O4HA e-Heritage and Resource Center (O4HA E-platform) as operations mechanism for ongoing mentoring Heritage Preservation (HOPE) and e-learning opportunities
Goal #4: Establish Humanity in Action Institute & Certification system (O4H Praxis) to Strengthen the role of academia with O4HA fieldwork and applied knowledge production
Goal #5: Establish Humanity Investment Regional centers across continents committed in institutionalizing O4HA Teaching, Research & Service
Goal #6: Establish O4HA Youth Training Camps/Incubators across the globe with National and Regional Programs
Goal #7: Produce applied knowledge through O4HA Book series and publications
Copyright © Alexis Lyras, PhD February, 2020