A.G.S.E.P. (Asian German Sports Exchange Program) embarked to support a study on nutritious food for elderly people (especially with diseases such as diabetes or overweight) based on endemic fruits and vegetables, which are commonly known in Sri Lanka and widely available in the markets. To support sustainable and eco-friendly farming in Sri Lanka and to provide healthier food of better quality, mainly fruits and vegetables from organic suppliers will be chosen.
Thore Bade, a German University Student from Anhalt University of Applied Science, is completing since the end of February 2017 an internship with A.G.S.E.P. His subject of study is oecotrophology (nutrition science and home economics). Being a specialist for the upcoming program study under A.G.S.E.P., he’s entrusted with the task of developing nutrition schedules for retired persons coming to Sri Lanka to live in an elderly home.
As a scheme to promote sports tourism in Sri Lanka, Thore will also focus on giving food recommendation for sports people and for those who are concerned of a healthy life style in general as well. Nutritious food is vital for active sportspeople, not only for top athletes but also for common people who are engaging in doing leisure sports for improving their physical fitness or improving their health in general. He’ll examine numerous fruits and vegetables and their effects in respect of metabolism and enhanced physical performances.
The results of his research with A.G.S.E.P. will be popularized for the public since the recommendations for seniors as well as for sportspeople can be adjusted to the individual needs of every human being in order to facilitate a healthy life and wellbeing for everyone. Moreover, some easy adaptable rules, which are implemented by scientific bodies in Germany since a long time, will be introduced in Sri Lanka.
Thore’s research stint with AGSEP ends in June 2017 and is available for the Sri Lankan Sports Bodies upon request from firstname.lastname@example.org.
A.G.S.E.P. initiated a new project focussing on women being in jail or in remand prison for having committed petty crimes. Lacking financial means or receiving only insufficient or even non-existent legal counsel, these women are facing an excessively high jail sentence consequently. Some cases have no other possibility than taking their under-aged children with them leading to the fact that these children don’t attend any public school during the time of imprisonment, which itself presents gross injustice to the minors.
A.G.S.E.P. will therefore focus on providing legal assistance and raising private funds for the bail out of these women in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Commissioner General of Prisons and other relevant Authorities as well as a network of human rights lawyers as a first step. More information on request possible. We’ll keep you informed on this website about the progress.
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I am Hannah and I am currently staying in Sri Lanka completing an internship for three months with AGSEP. I will be the person in charge for advancing the project mentioned above. Being a postgraduate of a bachelor’s degree program in economics in Germany, this new subject represents a completely new operational field for me as well as for everyone else of AGSEP or Sri Lanka in general. Therefore there’s a big potential to grow and finally bear fruits, especially in reference to the unaddressed needs of women in jail caused by an insufficient legal system which supports petty crimes to be penalized inadequately strong. As a specific measure of women empowerment and support for children in Sri Lanka, I will be first concentrating on detecting such cases cooperating with different Government Authorities and then develop strategies and concepts based on the individual circumstances in order to get women released from prison. AGSEP is not a NGO but an AGO –which stands for Associated Government Organisation.
In the following you can find a press release regarding the book “German Memories in Asia” by Rajkumar Kanagasingam:
Rajkumar Kanagasingam who authored the book, German Memories in Asia received the “Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition” from Karen Bass who represents California’s 37th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives after the Los Angeles based We Care for Humanity’s “Humanitarian Writer of the Year” Award at the 3rd Global Official of Dignity Awards in 5 – 7 August, 2015 in New York.
He was instrumental and a joint coordinator on a German tsunami relief mission facilitated by the Asian-German Sports Exchange Program in January, 2005 to the war-torn Northern Sri Lanka where coordinating was very difficult because of the warring factions. He has documented all these memories in his authored book, German Memories in Asia which was published in USA in 2007.
The preparation of the German Tour of the National Women Basketball Team has started. The whole team looks forward to the Tour planned for February 2016. They will play various friendly matches in different cities.
We now wish the team good luck for the upcoming Asian Championships in China next month.