Street workout vs. religious radicalism and extremism

Jun 29, 2016

Photo Credit: Altynai Nanaeva

“Every morning one should try walking in his bare feet on the grass or land. Street workout it is not only about sport but a life philosophy motivating youth for constant self-management, strengthening will power and spirit,”- the main guest of the event Denis Minin noted, the founder of the international movement Street Workout.

28 June more than 80 representatives of youth participated in the workshop - “Youth for healthy life, against religious radicalism and extremism”. Denis Minin shared his experience of a teenager from Dnepropetrovsk, who had created the international movement that has united by now more than 30 countries.

The workshop was dedicated to the development of youth sport, principles of healthy life as the main tool to prevent religious radicalism among youth. The presentation of Zamir Tursunbekov, expert of the State Commission on Religious Affairs under the Government of the KR raised great interest among youth. He shared comprehensive information on the state religious policy, different movements of Islam and actions to prevent spread of religious extremism among youth.

30 June Denis Minin participated in an opening ceremony of a new street workout sport playground in Tokmok that was held under the same motto – “Youth for healthy life, against religious radicalism and extremism”.

 The event was held within UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF “Youth for Peaceful Changes” Project.

Altynai Nanaeva, UNDP Peace and Development Communication Specialist

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