Upon arriving in Srinagar, Kashmir in 2007, J.D. Walsh was keenly aware of two things: how much he -- a tall white man -- stood out, and the tense geopolitical circumstances that necessitated heavy security measures. Kashmir has been wracked by hatred and mayhem for years, caught in a bloody dispute between India and Pakistan. Quite improbably, Walsh felt right at home and was immediately convinced of two things: that this "was a time for peace" and that it could be achieved through a game unknown to the Kashmiris: basketball.
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The ecotourism program continues developing a paradigm wherein local villagers actually benefit from having their ancestral lands turned into a wilderness preserve by training local youths in eco-tourism and trekking so that more resources become available to them while wild nature is preserved for posterity.
Changemakers, in partnership with Nike launched the "Sport for a Better World" competition. The 2007 competition is now closed, but you can still read the entries and discuss. Please check regularly for more updates.
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