Official joint statement from BEN Namibia and PAY Namibia to commemorate the death of Costa Seibeb, one of our own

BMX Challenge 2017
April 9, 2017

Official joint statement from BEN Namibia and PAY Namibia to commemorate the death of Costa Seibeb, one of our own

JOINT STATEMENT from BICYCLE EMPOWERMENT NETWORK NAMIBIA and PHYSICALLY ACTIVE YOUTH NAMIBIA TO COMMEMORATE THE DEATH OF COSTA SEIBEB, ONE OF OUR OWN

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Costa Raul Seibeb

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What Costa taught me, more than anything, was the value of giving young people opportunities to be their best. What we gave Costa was very little-a bit of structure for training, some spare parts and bike maintenance. What Costa gave back through his hard work and dedication, to his country, and to a generation of young cyclists looking for a role model, can’t be measured. And he gave it with a smile, always.

Michael Linke, Managing Director at BEN Namibia

Costa’s death has been a blow to our Namibian community as a whole but let us decide today to turn this event into a reflection process, followed by commitment. Commitment that will help us truly understand how we can come together as government, civil society and private sector to offer our talented cyclists who are so often vulnerable and who need our collective effort and voice, because when they win, Namibia wins as a country. Let the victories of our young black cyclists be the lasting legacy of Costa Seibeb.

Marie Jeanne Ndimbira, Co-founder PAY Namibia

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